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A Romanian Jew's Private Judgment of a World Bent on Condemning Him

A Romanian Jew's Private Judgment of a World Bent on Condemning Him

In brilliantly charting the psychological effects of anti-Semitism on both its perpetrators and its victims, a newly translated 1934 novel outdoes even such master analysts as Freud and Proust.

Ruth Wisse
Oct. 18 2017 12:01AM
The Buried, Raging Sermons of the Warsaw Ghetto Rabbi

The Buried, Raging Sermons of the Warsaw Ghetto Rabbi

Sermons from the Years of Rage, 1939-1942, hidden during the war and now released in a new edition, is a rabbinic work unlike any since the destruction of the First Temple.

April 5 2018 12:01AM
The Fantasy of an International Jerusalem

The Fantasy of an International Jerusalem

One-hundred years ago, over a lunch, the internationalization of Jerusalem became irrelevant—and it remains so.

Dec. 28 2017 12:01AM
How Hebrew Helped to Create the English Language—and to Form the American Spirit

How Hebrew Helped to Create the English Language—and to Form the American Spirit

“This now is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh” and other remarkable Hebraisms in the English tongue.

Feb. 15 2017 12:01AM
The Famous Israeli Accent, and How It Came About

The Famous Israeli Accent, and How It Came About

“I em verry heppy to mit you end yourr femily in yourr hawm.”

Oct. 25 2017 12:01AM
The Obligations of Auschwitz

The Obligations of Auschwitz

My grandfather, who survived five Nazi camps, built in their shadow a life that consisted above all of children and grandchildren. The same is demanded of us all.

Jan. 26 2017 12:01AM
Why Are These Cheerios Different from All Other Cheerios?

Why Are These Cheerios Different from All Other Cheerios?

What the story of General Mills’ newly gluten-free cereal tells us about the food we eat—and don’t—at Passover.

April 21 2016 12:01AM
Why Are Extremely Large Wine Bottles Named after Biblical Kings?

Why Are Extremely Large Wine Bottles Named after Biblical Kings?

The convoluted story of jeroboams, rehoboams, methuselahs, and more.

July 19 2017 12:01AM
Benzion Netanyahu, the Altalena, and Me

Benzion Netanyahu, the Altalena, and Me

Looking back at the founding moments of the state of Israel with the father of the current prime minister.

July 12 2017 12:01AM
Why the Beginning of the Haggadah Is in Aramaic
April 5 2017 12:01AM
Has the English Translation of "Pharaoh's Heart Was Hardened" Been Wrong All Along?

Has the English Translation of "Pharaoh's Heart Was Hardened" Been Wrong All Along?

Figuring out the right way to characterize Pharaoh’s heart.

April 11 2018 12:01AM
The Jewish (and Not-So-Jewish) History of the Word "Palestine"
Sept. 6 2017 12:01AM
How True is "The Crown" on the Suez Cover-Up?

How True is "The Crown" on the Suez Cover-Up?

In the hit showQueen Elizabeth II puts the British prime minister in check for his secret plan to attack Egypt. In real life, he was checkmated by David Ben-Gurion.

March 1 2018 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