History & Ideas

Once portrayed on screen by Gregory Peck.

Michael Riordan
May 22 2017 12:01AM

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

Rebbe on the run.

Samuel Heilman
May 18 2017 12:01AM

“Christmas Eve.”

Kenneth Stevens
May 18 2017 12:01AM

Including a romance about the biblical Joseph.

Malka Simkovich
May 16 2017 12:01AM

Bullet casings and mortar shells.

Yori Yalon
May 16 2017 12:01AM

Setting the record straight.

Efraim Karsh
May 15 2017 12:01AM

Did they provide a conduit for Hitler’s propaganda?

Michael Rosenwald
May 12 2017 12:01AM

At last, a monument will stand over Babi Yar.

Norman Naimark
May 11 2017 12:01AM

The heroic Jewish general at Gallipoli, the battle of Beersheva, and a tradition of tolerance.

Deborah Rechter
May 11 2017 12:01AM

And a fictive marriage that never took place.

Jonathan Feldstein
May 10 2017 12:01AM

A look at the phenomenon by which Yiddish words become English words under the influence of other, similar-sounding English words.

May 10 2017 12:01AM

The first-ever photographs of an ancient community.

Chen Malul
May 5 2017 12:01AM

My memories of athletic life as a Jewish teenager in Germany during the tumultuous 1930s.

May 4 2017 12:08AM