Journalism/Public Writing

“A Jewish ‘Golden Age’ Ends in Spain and Portugal,” in Haaretz (English) (September 9, 2022), 8.

“Is ‘Jewish’ a Nationality or Religion? Inside Israel’s Fierce, Bitter Debate About Identity,” in Haaretz (English) (December 31, 2020).

“What is Wrong with Tolerance,” in Aeon (June 20, 2018).

“Israel, the Nation State of the Jewish People? An interview with Ruth Calderon,” in The Marginalia Review of Books (July 5, 2017).

“The Ultimate Jewish Road Novel, Set in First-century Rome, Judea, and Beyond,” a review of György Spiró, Captivity, in Haaretz (English) (May 16, 2016).

“A Conversation with Tzipi Livni,” in The Marginalia Review of Books (August 27, 2015).

“A Blessing on Your Head, and Other Ways to Deliver a Beating in Yiddish,” in The Marginalia Review of Books (May 28, 2015).

“Jewish and Democratic According to the Law: An Introduction to Israel’s Nation-State Bills,” in The Marginalia Review of Books (February 2, 2015).

With Angela Roskop Erisman and Charles Halton, LARB Digital Editions no. 37. Los Angeles, CA: Los Angeles Review of Books, 2015.

“Don’t Blame the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict for Anti-Semitism in France,” a review of Maud Mandel, Muslims and Jews in France: A History of a Conflict, in Haaretz (English) (January 8, 2015). PDF here.

“Defining What’s Jewish About the Jewish State: An Introduction to Ruth Gavison’s Report to the Minister of Justice,” in The Marginalia Review of Books (December 30, 2014).

“A Conversation with Sayed Kashua,” with Margaret Litvin, in The Marginalia Review of Books (November 5, 2014).

“Pakistan’s ‘Jewish’ Roots,” a review of Faisal Devji, Muslim Zion: Pakistan as a Political Idea, in Haaretz (English) (October 1, 2013). PDF here.

“Searching for the Meaning of ‘Russian,’” in The Marginalia Review of Books (July 2, 2013).

“Europeans of the Orient,” a review of the exhibit Les Juifs dans l’orientalisme at the Musée d’art et d’histoire du Judaïsme, in Haaretz (English) monthly book supplement (August 2012), 1, 4, 13.

“In Brief” review of Dana Evan Kaplan, Contemporary American Judaism: Transformation and Renewal, in The Times Literary Supplement (October 2, 2009), 31.

“Memory Disorder,” a review of Omer Bartov, Erased, in Haaretz (English) monthly book supplement (September 2008), 10–11.