Eric Mechoulan

Eric Mechoulan is a professor of history and geography in Paris. He doesn’t eat meat.

Who's Afraid of Ritual Slaughter?

Insects may be welcome on European plates, but not kosher meat.

April 28 2023 12:01AM

Why Is Europe Repressing Ritual Slaughter?

Countries across Europe are cracking down on ritual slaughter, making the position of observant Jews and Muslims there more tenuous. Is concern for animals really the motivating factor?

April 3 2023 12:01AM

A Jewish Historical Agenda?

Jews never invented the study or writing of “history,” but they did invent the idea of a beginning and an end for mankind as a whole.

Aug. 27 2018 12:01AM

What Is the Meaning of Jewish History?

A brief history of Jewish history-writing reveals an abundance of partial and competing narratives, all too often missing a key ingredient.

Aug. 6 2018 12:01AM