Jerome A. Chanes


Give Me Liberty or the Tanakh

By Jerome A. Chanes

Give Me Liberty or the Tanakh
In Michael Walzer’s new book, the political philosopher asks a very basic question: How much room can there be for politics when God is the ultimate ruler?Read More


'Portnoy's Prescience

By Jerome A. Chanes

'Portnoy's Prescience
Themes of family ties, Zionism and just plain Jewishness, which come to full flower in Philip Roth’s later masterpieces, are prefigured in ‘Portnoy’s Complaint.’Read More


Life in British Mandate Palestine

By Jerome A. Chanes

Life in British Mandate Palestine
‘Out of Palestine’ is a truly fascinating discussion of a period that is still incompletely and insufficiently understood: the last years of the British Mandate in Palestine.Read More


Making Sense of Anti-Semitism

By Jerome A. Chanes

Making Sense of Anti-Semitism
SUMMER BOOKS: Even with all the books out there, the global history of anti-Semitism has not been sufficiently reported. ‘A Convenient Hatred’ fills that void.Read More


How Modern Orthodoxy Flourished On Campus

By Jerome A. Chanes

The history of Yavneh was the history of 20th-century American Orthodoxy itself, refracted through the prism of the campus.Read More






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