Jack Wertheimer

About the author

Jack Wertheimer is professor of American Jewish history at the Jewish Theological Seminary. Most recently he co-authored Hearts and Minds: Israel in North American Jewish Day Schools, under the auspices of the Avi Chai Foundation.

From the founding years to the recent years of strength, American Jews have always seen in Israel what they wanted to, not what was necessarily there.

April 18 2016 12:01AM

They’ve got time, money, and love to spare, and there are more of them than ever. Why isn’t the Jewish community enlisting their help?

Jan. 28 2016 12:01AM

Everyone agrees that the movement needs to rethink and revamp. Very few agree on how.

Aug. 27 2014 6:16PM

The culture wars have come to the Modern Orthodox movement. Is a schism on the horizon?

Aug. 3 2014 10:00PM

Encouraging more Jews to marry Jews and more intermarried families to convert to Judaism.

Sept. 29 2013 10:18PM

The battle is over; or so we’re told. A half-century after the rate of intermarriage in the US began to skyrocket, the Jewish community appears to have resigned itself to the inevitable. But to declare defeat is preposterous.

Sept. 3 2013 12:01AM