Koraḥ’s failed rebellion against the leadership of Moses shows that a culture based on grievance cannot last.
Some say its author was Meir Kahane, the founder of the Jewish Defense League. Is that right?
Out of the pages of history, the distinguished scholar and essayist Gertrude Himmelfarb offers intellectual, moral, and political aid for our time.
The two great liturgical songs of Yigdal and Adon Olam offer rival attempts to summarize the essence of Judaism.
The shifting historical meaning of “Thou shalt not oppress a stranger.”
There’s a reason the Torah refers to the endlessly complaining Israelites, who need a golden calf to comfort them, as “the children of Israel.”
The process results from, in equal measure, Jewish separateness and Jewish assimilation.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem’s unification in the Six-Day War. It also marks the 100th anniversary of a fierce World War I battle that saved the city from destruction.
In its embrace of social psychology and “process over politics,” the new hit drama mirrors the mentality that helped produce the disastrous Oslo Accords themselves.
Now that Americans can easily visit the “Latin paradise,” I jumped at the opportunity to see first-hand the reality of life for its few remaining Jews. It isn’t pretty.
A look at the phenomenon by which Yiddish words become English words under the influence of other, similar-sounding English words.
My memories of athletic life as a Jewish teenager in Germany during the tumultuous 1930s.
Is the recent upsurge of European populism a blip on the historical horizon, or the sign of a fundamental restructuring of the continent’s order?
The law in Leviticus seems morally questionable, not to mention out of line with the Bible’s otherwise encouraging stance toward the bearing of children. What’s it really about?