The question—at once deeply Jewish, deeply human, and both ancient and modern—echoes across the religious spectrum. We talk to a range of women and men who have given it careful consideration.
A wide-ranging discussion that includes food makers and thinkers Jami Attenberg, Sue Fishkoff, Ari Hart, Gil Marks, Allan Nadler, Joan Nathan, Yotam Ottolenghi, Mimi Sheraton, Michael Stern, Ruth Reichl, Claudia Roden, Shalva Weil and others.
For centuries, political philosophers have thought of democracy as a Greek idea, but it turns out there are a myriad of ways to attribute democratic ideas to the Jewish people. Noah Feldman, Jodi Kantor, Ruth Wisse, Ed Koch, Shlomo Avineri and others weigh in.