American Jewish History

Smuggled political literature from Jewish New Yorkers helped.

Julia Métraux
June 1 2022 12:01AM

Jews and . . . no booze?

Jenna Weissman Joselit
May 26 2022 12:01AM

The Making of a Godol now sells for $2,053.

Marc B. Shapiro
May 13 2022 12:01AM

“I want you to do anything but kill them.”

Todd Farley
May 11 2022 12:01AM

In the 1830s, the fur trapper Simson Thorman brought some friends to the Ohio city.

Becky Raspe
May 9 2022 12:01AM

Understanding the legacy of Judah Monis.

Ira Stoll
May 4 2022 12:01AM

The first Black Jews may have arrived before the colonial era.

Kylie Unell
April 27 2022 12:01AM

And the dangers to Jews of ignoring the biblical heritage.

April 15 2022 12:01AM

How Maxwell House became the country’s largest Judaica publisher.

Elie Rosenfeld
April 13 2022 12:01AM

This survey had an unusual Passover problem.

Andrew Silverstein
April 8 2022 12:01AM

Princeton University halted an art installation featuring, among other pieces, the work of two Jewish soldiers who had served in the Confederate army.

Leonard Milberg
March 31 2022 12:01AM

American Jews once marked the holiday in extravagant style.

Jenna Weissman Joselit
March 17 2022 12:01AM

Historians examine the daily life and contributions of colonial Jewry.

Gemma Birnbaum and Melanie Meyers
March 9 2022 12:01AM