Daniel Gordis and Elliott Abrams debate the proper response to the Israeli government’s recent decisions on prayer at the Western Wall and conversion to Judaism.
Gertrude Himmelfarb, historian of Victorian Britain and of the 18th-century Enlightenment, has lately devoted special attention to Jewish history and culture. What’s the connection?
The convoluted story of jeroboams, rehoboams, methuselahs, and more.
Furious and extreme proposals in response to two Israeli government decisions are ill-reasoned and immature.
Looking back at the founding moments of the state of Israel with the father of the current prime minister.
With his fatal weakness for the lure of fame and fortune, the prophet-for-hire Balaam seems completely our contemporary.
In part, it borrowed extensively from the slangs and vernaculars of other languages. Consider the case of de la shmatte.
A new book shows the role played by anti-Semitism in the strengthening and consolidation of Islamism in France.
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.”