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How Modern Orthodoxy Can Chart Its Course Without Jonathan Sacks

How Modern Orthodoxy Can Chart Its Course Without Jonathan Sacks

More than most, Modern Orthodoxy is a movement constantly ensnared by ideological disputes. Here’s how it can survive.

Aug. 3 2021 12:01AM
Are Biblical Hebrew and Modern Hebrew the Same Language, or Two Different Ones?

Are Biblical Hebrew and Modern Hebrew the Same Language, or Two Different Ones?

What separates language from language, and language from dialect.

Feb. 5 2020 12:01AM
An Unknown Yiddish Masterpiece That Anticipated the Holocaust

An Unknown Yiddish Masterpiece That Anticipated the Holocaust

Written in 1923, “In the Crucifix Kingdom” depicts Europe as a Jewish wasteland. Why has no one read it?

April 15 2015 12:01AM
The Forgotten History of the Term "Palestine"

The Forgotten History of the Term "Palestine"

The land to the east of the Mediterranean has gone by many names, all of them designed to make a political point.

Dec. 13 2021 12:01AM
In Photos: The Story of the Liberation of Jerusalem a Century Ago

In Photos: The Story of the Liberation of Jerusalem a Century Ago

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.

May 22 2017 12:01AM
The Groundbreaking Memoirs of Glikl of Hamel

The Groundbreaking Memoirs of Glikl of Hamel

The memoirs of this 17th-century Jewish woman have long fascinated historians. For the first time, a complete English edition brings her to life for today’s readers.

Feb. 4 2020 12:01AM
The Soviet Jews Who Risked Persecution for the Sake of Matzah

The Soviet Jews Who Risked Persecution for the Sake of Matzah

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.

April 28 2016 12:01AM
One Who Fought Back: Herschel Grynszpan and the Holocaust

One Who Fought Back: Herschel Grynszpan and the Holocaust

A new book gives reason to reflect on the little-known story of the Jewish teenager who assassinated a German diplomat in 1938, an act that served as the pretext for Kristallnacht.

April 25 2019 12:01AM
Netanyahu: The Figures Who Formed Him, and the Duties of Jewish Leadership

Netanyahu: The Figures Who Formed Him, and the Duties of Jewish Leadership

A new interview, published in English here for the first time, reveals the political tradition at work in the Israeli leader’s thinking.

Dec. 21 2021 12:48AM
The Gematria of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump
May 25 2016 12:01AM
What Ben-Gurion Learned From Churchill

What Ben-Gurion Learned From Churchill

Israel’s future prime minister watched Churchill up close in war-time London, and then sounded Churchillian notes when called upon to rally his own nation.

May 23 2022 12:01AM
The Long Shadow of Joseph Trumpeldor

The Long Shadow of Joseph Trumpeldor

The man who helped found the first all-Jewish combat unit in millennia died exactly 100 years ago. His legacy is grievously under-recognized.

March 2 2020 12:01AM
“We Were All Born in Jerusalem”: A Never-Before-Translated Speech by Menachem Begin

“We Were All Born in Jerusalem”: A Never-Before-Translated Speech by Menachem Begin

What the future prime minister of Israel had to say about his past and present homelands.

May 14 2020 12:14AM
Three Turning Points that Led to the Birth of the State of Israel

Three Turning Points that Led to the Birth of the State of Israel

At each point—1897, 1917, and 1947—one Jewish leader appeared, and showed greatness.

May 7 2019 12:01AM