American Jewish History

A new biography musters extensive circumstantial evidence that the founding father was born a Jew.

Oct. 5 2021 12:01AM

Thomas Jefferson, Jamaica, California, and the citron-candy crazy.

Jonathan Sarna and Zev Eleff
Sept. 20 2021 12:01AM

The history of Brooklyn’s best-known ḥasidic community.

Aug. 23 2021 12:01AM

Annie Londonderry, a/k/a Annie Cohen Kopchovsky.

Tzach Yoched
Aug. 16 2021 12:01AM

Just as older schools opened their doors, Stanford closed its own.

Charles Petersen
Aug. 11 2021 12:01AM

While WASPs won by losing, Jews lost by winning.

Aug. 9 2021 12:01AM

And other Jewish pirates who sought revenge against the Spanish.

Robert Rockaway
Aug. 3 2021 12:01AM

While ignoring its greatest achievements.

Felicia Herman
July 27 2021 12:01AM

The Star of David on his mother’s tombstone.

Dan Fellner
June 29 2021 12:01AM

The “mother of Youth Aliyah.”

Amy Spiro
June 7 2021 12:01AM

A bit of light during a dark moment in American history.

Phil Goldfarb
June 4 2021 12:01AM

Semper fidelis—to God and country.

Mordechai Lightstone
June 2 2021 12:01AM