The 400-year-old translation is denigrated because of its archaic language. That’s one of its greatest strengths.
If you don’t know what it means, you can probably figure it out. (Or you can read this column.)
How Zionist leaders held Britain to its promise of a Jewish national home.
Friends, but never close, our paths intersected and then diverged, until this past September, when I connected with Leonard for the last time.
A visit with an imam and a rabbi who together are attempting the impossible in Sweden’s most notoriously anti-Semitic city.
A few months ago, I was approached with a request to become involved in a then-secret mission: to examine one of the very few high-medieval Haggadahs still in private hands.
Written in 1923, “In the Crucifix Kingdom” depicts Europe as a Jewish wasteland. Why has no one read it?
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.
Lugging suitcases or large woven bags—anything big enough to hold a carton of matzah without raising suspicion—tens of thousands made their way to underground bakeries.
Fun with Hebrew numbers.
Ben Hecht invented the gangster movie. He also prodded Roosevelt into saving thousands of Jews from the Nazis, and marshaled reluctant American Jews into becoming Zionists.
When we ask for guarantees of our safety, we’re met with speeches and calls for patience. This is not living.
As a powerful new exhibit shows, the 16th president felt a close connection to the Jewish people. Why?
The history of holiday greetings.