The achievements and sacrifice of a family of Palestinian Jews helped to secure both victory in war and Great Britain’s endorsement of Zionism.
The promise and peril of calling angels to bless your Sabbath table.
There’s a lot in this name.
Ḥayyim Naḥman Bialik’s faith in a Zionist-led Hebrew renaissance never faltered; nor did his labors on its behalf. Yet he also became, so he felt, Zionism’s prisoner.
Ḥayyim Naḥman Bialik was called upon by his contemporaries to play the role of a prophet. By consenting, he believed he had betrayed both his talent and his true calling.
In December 1903, Ḥayyim Naḥman Bialik burst to fame and notoriety in a storm of rage at Jewish passivity; by 1910, his poetic career had stalled.
The monarchy begins twice.
On the possible whereabouts of Ophir and Tarshish, and how to get there by ship from Palestine.
The story of Theodor Herzl and the First Zionist Congress, convened 120 years ago on this date.
Israeli film used to be almost exclusively—and aggressively—secular. With the rise of the ultra-Orthodox director Rama Burshtein and others, that’s changing.
Today’s homegrown Nazi threat, seen in Charlottesville last weekend, is grossly incommensurate with yesterday’s Nazi threat—which relieves no one of the duty to respond. But how?
Translated into English for the first time, The Wandering Jew Has Arrived captures the breadth of Jewish life from London to Eastern Europe to Palestine just before it all changed.
Without knowing the Middle East, the author of a highly regarded new book presumes to prescribe what would be best for it—and especially for Israel.
On the once-prevalent practice of rendering Hebrew publication dates by means of numerically coded verses from the Bible.