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Irving Berlin: New York Genius by James Kaplan

Irving Berlin: New York Genius by James Kaplan

Irving Berlin (1888–1989) has been called—by George Gershwin, among others—the greatest songwriter of the golden age of the American popular song. “Berlin has no place in American music,” legendary composer Jerome Kern wrote; “he...

Job: A New Translation by Edward L. Greenstein

Job: A New Translation by Edward L. Greenstein

The book of Job has often been called the greatest poem ever written. The book, in Edward Greenstein’s characterization, is “a Wunderkind, a genius emerging out of the confluence of two literary streams” which...

Karl Marx: Philosophy and Revolution by Shlomo Avineri

Karl Marx: Philosophy and Revolution by Shlomo Avineri

Karl Marx (1818–1883)—philosopher, historian, sociologist, economist, current affairs journalist, and editor—was one of the most influential and revolutionary thinkers of modern history, but he is rarely thought of as a Jewish thinker, and his...

Messianic Mystics by Moshe Idel

Messianic Mystics by Moshe Idel

In this book, one of the world’s leading scholars of Jewish thought examines the long tradition of Jewish messianism and mystical experience. Moshe Idel calls upon his profound knowledge of ancient and medieval texts...