“Love and Fate: Are They Prisons We Can Never Escape?” The New York Times. July 9, 2019.

“They were Bosnian refugees. But to Aleksandar Hemon, they’re ‘My Parents.’” The Los Angeles Times. June 11, 2019.

“Fate and Misogyny: On Julia Phillips’s ‘Disappearing Earth’.” The Los Angeles Review of Books. May 21, 2019.

“A Knack for Embracing Impermanence: On Pico Iyer’s ‘Autumn Light.’” The Los Angeles Review of Books. April 16, 2019.

“Unfortunate Blend of Sacred and Mundane in "‘’” The Boston Globe. April, 11, 2019.

“Why we need to pay attention to the rise of anti-Semitism in America now.” The Washington Post. February 15, 2019.

“Review: ‘Ghost Wall,’ by Sarah Moss.” The Minneapolis Star-Tribune. January 11, 2019.

“Comparing the Bible’s mercurial God with the Koran’s grandfatherly Allah.” The Washington Post. January 10, 2019. 

“The Case Against ‘Buddhism.’” Lion’s Roar. December 18, 2018.

“Review: ‘The End of the End of the Earth,’ essays by Jonathan Franzen.” The Minneapolis Star-Tribune. December 17, 2018.

 “Art and Enchantment in Haruki Murakami’s ‘Killing Commendatore.’” The Los Angeles Review of Books. October, 23, 2018.

 On Seven Types of Atheism by John Gray. The New York Journal of Books. October 2, 2018.

 On Dog Symphony by Sam Munson. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune. August 24, 2018.

 “Does Dispassion Belong in the Bedroom?” Tricycle Magazine. August 10, 2018.

“The Fantastic World of Laura van den Berg.” The Washington Post. July 19, 2018

 On Evolutions: Fifteen Myths that Explain Our World by Oren Harman. The New York Journal of Books. July 19, 2018

 “What’s the Connection between Buddhism and Ethnic Cleansing in Myanmar?” Lion’s Roar. July 17, 2018.

 “Reducing Your Global Footprint through Change of Diet” Buddhist Global Relief. July 8, 2018.

 “Lamentations of the Woman: Irreverent Feminism in Therese Bohman's 'Eventide.’” The Los Angeles Review of Books. April 18, 2018.

 “How the Exodus Really Happened, According to a New Theory by Israel Knohl.” The Los Angeles Review of Books. March 29, 2018.

 On Silence by Erling Kagge. The Los Angeles Review of Books. December 20, 2017.

 On God: A Human History by Reza Aslan. The Los Angeles Review of Books. December 12, 2017.

“Teffi, Rasputin, and the Revolution." Harvard Divinity Bulletin. Autumn/Winter 2017.

“Stranger in a Strange Land: Looking for the Man Who Took Kabbalah Mainstream.”            The Washington PostMay 5, 2017

On Lenin: The Man, the Dictator, and the Master of Terror by Victor Sebestyen. The New York Journal of Books.  November 7, 2017.

On The Dharma of the Princess Bride by Ethan Nichtern. The Los Angeles Review of Books. September 11, 2017.

Things That Happened Before the Earthquake: A Novel by Chiara Barzini.” The New York Journal of Books. August 14, 2017

“Righteousness as Commitment” on Jonathan Safran Foer's Here I AmHarvard Divinity Bulletin. Spring/Summer 2017.

Compass by Mathais Énard.” The New York Journal of Books. April 7, 2017

The Kingdom by Emmanuel Carrere.” The New York Journal of Books. March 16, 2017

“Interview with Kelly Luce.” Bookforum. March 3, 2017.

Letters to a Young Muslim by Omar Saif Ghobash.” The New York Journal of Books. February 15, 2017

 “Agnes by Peter Stamm.” The New York Journal of Books. October 24, 2016

 “The Story in the Shadows: an Interview with Sjón.” The Paris Review. September 26, 2016.

 “Loner: A Novel by Teddy Wayne.” The New York Journal of Books. September 12, 2016

 “Daniel Stein, Interpreter by Ludmila Ulitskaya.” The Daily Beast. April 23, 2011.

 “The Free World by David Bezmozgis.” Bookslut. July, 2011.

 “When We Danced on Water by Evan Fallenberg.” The Brooklyn Rail. June 3, 2011.

 “The Heaven of Others by Joshua Cohen.” Bookslut. March, 2011.

 “Panorama by H.G. Adler.” Bookslut. March, 2011.

 “The Insufferable Gaucho by Roberto Bolaño.” KGB Bar Literary Magazine. October, 2010.

 “Pulled Punch” On The Thieves of Manhattan by Adam Langer. The Brooklyn Rail. May 6, 2010.