Ashkenazi Jewry

A new genetic study of Ashkenazi Jews traces their maternal lineage to Europe rather than the Near East—suggesting, if true, that Jewish men married local women.

Kate Yandell
Oct. 10 2013 12:00AM

Contrary to the claims of some historians, discrimination against Mizrahi Jews in 1950s Israel was real and no myth. What’s a myth? That 1950s Israel. . .

Seth J. Frantzman
Aug. 22 2013 12:00AM

In the monumental three-volume Language and Culture Atlas of Ashkenazic Jewry, Mikhl Herzog lovingly attended to the minutiae, and to the living heart, of Yiddish-speaking Jewry.

Benjamin Ivry
July 5 2013 12:00AM

Should the 19th-century Jewish Enlightenment be understood instead as the Romantic movement in Judaism? The evidence is underwhelming.

Daniel B. Schwartz
July 5 2013 12:00AM