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  • Spinoza’s Crucible: Faith, Reason Spar in ‘Jerusalem’

    By Tom Tugend

    June 28, 2011 | 5:00 pm

    Some theater patrons prefer to switch off their brain cells and watch a light-hearted play, while others opt for strenuous mental exercise.

    The latter can be guaranteed a vigorous workout in “New Jerusalem: The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza at Talmud Torah Congregation,...

  • AUDIO: Interview with author Rebecca Goldstein

    June 25, 2008 | 5:43 pm



    Eric Tomb talks with Rebecca Goldstein about her philosophical studies Betraying Spinoza: Ther Renegade Jew Who Gave Us Modernity and Incompleteness: The Proof and Paradox of Kurt Goedel and novels The Mind-Body Problem, Mazel and Properties of Light. He...

  • The Spin on Spinoza—Rebel or Traitor?

    By Rabbi David Wolpe

    May 25, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "Betraying Spinoza: The Renegade Jew Who Gave Us Modernity" by Rebecca Goldstein (Schoken, $19.95).

    In high school, I read and reread two fluent, erudite surveys of philosophy until the pages of the books fell to pieces. By the time the glue bindings cracked on Will Durant's "The...