History & Ideas

A new book traces the roots of the lie that even today supplies anti-Semites their rationale.

June 2 2020 12:42AM

Sixty years ago, the architect of the final solution was abducted in Argentina and brought to Israel. What really happened, what did Hollywood make up, and why?

June 1 2020 12:01AM

Looking back from the 21st century on an etymological decision from the 19th century, let us utter an “alas.”

May 20 2020 12:04AM

Born in the Soviet Union, the painter took on everything and everybody from Dizzy Gillespie to New York street life to the Holocaust. When will he get his full due?

May 19 2020 12:01AM

Even though it takes liberties rendering the original text, a new Danish Bible breaks from anti-Semitic Christian replacement theology in a far clearer way than ever before.

May 6 2020 12:01AM

A famous and sorely misunderstood painting of Napoleon touching plague victims in Palestine illuminates the current moment.

April 21 2020 12:15AM

What a rational optimist writing in the 1980s thought the Jewish world could look like in the year 2200.

Max Singer
April 17 2020 12:02AM

The Nebi Musa riots, which happened 100 years ago last week, killed five Jews, injured hundreds, and set a pattern for decades of anti-Jewish antagonism.

April 14 2020 12:01AM

Some of Mosaic’s regular writers reflect on Neal Kozodoy and his accomplishments.

April 7 2020 12:01AM

The historian and author of The Jews Should Keep Quiet: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, and the Holocaust joins us to talk about his work.

Tikvah Podcast at Mosaic and Rafael Medoff
March 13 2020 12:01AM

Once home to a thriving community of Jewish students, today the U.S.-accredited university effectively bars Israelis from applying.    

March 10 2020 12:01AM

An Italian Yiddish was never in the cards, as the case of “Judeo-Mantuan” makes clear, because Jews were more closely integrated into Italian society than they were in Eastern Europe.

March 4 2020 12:01AM

He did. A recent book is a damning polemic against him and also against America’s most politically connected Jewish leader. Yet it’s hard to imagine things ending differently.

March 3 2020 12:01AM

The women’s self-recorded experiences are utterly disparate, but both offer a potent antidote to any sentimental nostalgia for life in the age of Sholom Aleichem.

Feb. 25 2020 12:01AM