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The Unusual Relationship Between Abraham Lincoln and the Jews

The Unusual Relationship Between Abraham Lincoln and the Jews

As a powerful new exhibit shows, the 16th president felt a close connection to the Jewish people. Why?

April 1 2015 12:01AM
What Life Is Like for Jews in Cuba

What Life Is Like for Jews in Cuba

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.

May 11 2017 12:35AM
How Israel Got Taken

How Israel Got Taken

The new memoir by Michael Oren, Israel’s former ambassador to Washington, tells all—except for one thing.

July 1 2015 12:01AM
Best Books of the Year, as Selected by Mosaic Authors

Best Books of the Year, as Selected by Mosaic Authors

Spy games, catch-67s, lionesses, smugglers, patriots, setting suns, and more.

Dec. 27 2017 12:01AM
Rembrandt's Great Jewish Painting

Rembrandt's Great Jewish Painting

Not only strikingly beautiful, his painting of Moses holding the Ten Commandments also happens to be one of the most authentically Jewish works of art ever created.

June 10 2016 12:01AM
With the Death of Bernard Lewis, the Age of Academic Giants Has Come to an End

With the Death of Bernard Lewis, the Age of Academic Giants Has Come to an End

Professional study of Middle East history now belongs to incompetents and political agitators.

June 6 2018 12:01AM
Why Are Jewish Children's Books so Bad?

Why Are Jewish Children's Books so Bad?

Year after year, most of what gets served up to young Jewish readers is poorly conceived, substantively shallow, and reeking of chicken-soup nostalgia.

Nov. 16 2016 12:01AM
The Jewish Spies Who Helped the British Defeat the Ottoman Empire in World War I

The Jewish Spies Who Helped the British Defeat the Ottoman Empire in World War I

The achievements and sacrifice of a family of Palestinian Jews helped to secure both victory in war and Great Britain’s endorsement of Zionism.

Sept. 13 2017 12:01AM
Who Bamboozled Whom?

Who Bamboozled Whom?

Those who think the Iranians outwitted us fail to recognize one very important thing: the White House never intended to contain Iran.

July 30 2015 12:01AM
The 80th Anniversary of the Two-State Solution

The 80th Anniversary of the Two-State Solution

In 1937, an official British report first proposed the partition of Mandate Palestine. The story behind it helps to explain why the Arab-Jewish conflict remains unresolved.

Oct. 2 2017 12:01AM
The Unique Architecture of Jewish India

The Unique Architecture of Jewish India

A new book portrays a community of enduring faith and proudly distinct character dating back to pre-Roman times: a remarkable Jewish path through time.

April 26 2018 12:01AM
The Most Politically Significant Meeting of Any Group of Jews in the Last 1,800 Years

The Most Politically Significant Meeting of Any Group of Jews in the Last 1,800 Years

The story of Theodor Herzl and the First Zionist Congress, convened 120 years ago on this date.

Aug. 23 2017 12:01AM
The Personal Prayer at the Heart of the High Holy Days

The Personal Prayer at the Heart of the High Holy Days

“Here am I, poor in deeds,” it begins. Where did it come from and, more importantly, what does it say to us?

Sept. 11 2015 12:01AM
How BDS Is Undermining Academic Freedom

How BDS Is Undermining Academic Freedom

In pursuit of openly political ends, some professors risk destroying the principles and safeguards that for over a century have protected the freedom of their colleagues.

April 18 2018 12:01AM