March 2014

The End of Eros

In the Roman empire, slaves and prostitutes “played something like the part that masturbation has played in most cultures,” writes …

Taking Ourselves Seriously

No Joke: Making Jewish Humor, the latest volume in the Library of Ideas series launched by Princeton University Press and …

Sex and Game of Thrones

Like most of America, I’m currently making my way through George R. R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series.  …

Tap Dancing Through Black Holes

I won’t do it anymore.  I won’t call Robert Whitehill-Bashan “the Hebrew poet from Texas.”  Yes, he did grow up …

A Response to David Myers

Last month, David Myers, professor of Jewish history at UCLA, published an interesting essay in the Los Angeles Jewish Journal …