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An Eye-Opening Introduction to the Jewish Influence on America's Founding

An Eye-Opening Introduction to the Jewish Influence on America's Founding

A new online course illuminates how Jewish teachings, combined with the age’s best Enlightenment sensibilities, helped to create and to guide the young republic.

Dec. 12 2017 2:44AM
Ecclesiastes: Fleeting and Timeless

Ecclesiastes: Fleeting and Timeless

Solomon’s confrontation with mortality.

Oct. 1 2004 12:00AM
Who Was Aharon Lichtenstein?

Who Was Aharon Lichtenstein?

Remembering the extraordinary rabbi who received Israel’s highest honor.

April 30 2014 4:00PM
Jacob, the Innocent Con Artist

Jacob, the Innocent Con Artist

Was Jacob born to greatness, did he achieve it, or did he have it thrust upon him by his mother?

Nov. 20 2014 12:01AM
Remembering the Mighty Slepak

Remembering the Mighty Slepak

Youthful encounters with the late Vladimir Slepak, the “stately bull” who helped win freedom for Soviet Jews.

April 29 2015 12:01AM
Oslo on My Mind

Oslo on My Mind

Memories of the day, twenty-two years ago, when the Oslo Accords were signed—and of the price Israel paid for that “terrible mistake.”

Ruth Wisse
Sept. 10 2015 12:01AM
American Jewry's Great Untapped Resource: Grandparents

American Jewry's Great Untapped Resource: Grandparents

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
Is Anti-Zionism on Campus a Passing Nuisance, or a Fundamental Threat?

Is Anti-Zionism on Campus a Passing Nuisance, or a Fundamental Threat?

The answer might come down to how well America can resist the influence of European-style anti-Semitism.

June 6 2016 12:01AM
How a Hebrew Word Made Its Way into the Speech of a Remote Italian Village

How a Hebrew Word Made Its Way into the Speech of a Remote Italian Village

Why are my friend’s Italian neighbors calling a house a bayta?

Nov. 9 2016 12:01AM
The Darkest Day in the History of Judaism?

The Darkest Day in the History of Judaism?

When Israelites who stood for God were ordered to kill their fellows who had stood for the Golden Calf.

March 16 2017 12:01AM
The One Time When Moses Speaks in His Own Words

The One Time When Moses Speaks in His Own Words

Deuteronomy erases the separation between leader and led; for better or for worse, they’re yoked together.

July 27 2017 12:01AM
The Ardent, Stiff-Necked Spirit of Golda Meir

The Ardent, Stiff-Necked Spirit of Golda Meir

A new biography brings to life a leader of few words who accomplished much with the ones she had, and reminds us how much of her Zionist perseverance remains intact today.

Nov. 29 2017 12:01AM
The Happiest Psalm of Them All

The Happiest Psalm of Them All

In a biblical book many of whose poems express anxiety and apprehension, Psalm 104 is a confident and joyous singalong.

April 4 2018 12:01AM
In Berlin, Dancing to the Music of Death

In Berlin, Dancing to the Music of Death

My mother loved Berlin, the city of her youth. My father hated everything German. And me? I stayed away—until this summer.
Aug. 12 2014 5:23PM