Shaul Magid

Shaul Magid is a professor of Jewish studies at Dartmouth College and a senior research fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America.

Articles by Shaul Magid

Stuck between Passover and Shavuot

Shavuot is not just the culmination of Passover, but also its subversion.

Exodus: The Iron Cage of Power

A Hasidic teaching suggests that power, rather than bringing about liberation, achieves just the opposite.

Who are the Real Jews?

Once Jews confront the mythic origins of our own past, it's much easier to be sensitive to the mythic origins of others.

We Will Hear and We Will Do

Is it better to act out of volition or obligation?

Remembering and Forgetting

Remembering is a central tenet of Judaism. So is forgetting.

Joseph and Judah: From Neo to Post Hasidism

These two biblical brothers embody a tension that lies beneath the whole of Jewish tradition.