Nathan Goldman


Nathan Goldman is a writer of fiction, nonfiction, and criticism and managing editor of Jewish Currents.

Heavenly Geometries

from America on the Brink, Volume 22, Number 3

Given the gorgeousness of George Eliot’s own prose, her translation’s eloquence comes as no surprise.

Desperately Seeking Stillness

from Reality and Its Alternatives, Volume 21, Number 2

Life at prestissimo requires moments of adagio, even of larghissimo.

Two Cheers for Anthropomorphism

from Animals and Us, Volume 21, Number 1

Could it be possible that without anthropomorphism, we’re liable to miss the animal anyway?

Forgiving Heidegger

from The Evening of Life, Volume 20, Number 3

Uncomfortable though it might be to admit, Heidegger’s thinking is part of the Jewish textual tradition.

Story, Sign, and Play

from The Meaning of Cities, Volume 19, Number 2

Certainly the most delightful, these pieces may also be the most revealing about Benjamin. They foreground the power of unbounded play, which for Benjamin is essential to radical thinking and to the sacredness of stories.