History & Ideas

A historic victory that led to the end of Ottoman rule over Palestine.

Herb Keinon
Feb. 24 2017 12:01AM

The Metropolitan Museum’s Jerusalem 1000-1400 masked centuries of struggle for power and survival in the Holy Land—and effaced both the presence and the subjugation of its Jews.

Feb. 23 2017 12:01AM

From Lithuania to Brooklyn to Tel Aviv.

Harvey Klehr, John Earl Haynes and David Gurvitz
Feb. 22 2017 12:01AM

What we learn from the story of the Russian phrase shakher-makher, or wheeler-dealer.

Feb. 22 2017 12:01AM

Does Islam need a Haskalah?

Mustafa Akyol
Feb. 21 2017 12:01AM

The Met’s Jerusalem 1000-1400 is just one example of the way Jewish history, Jewish ideas, and Jewish art are trimmed to the purposes of contemporary taste and opinion.

Feb. 20 2017 12:01AM

A mysterious building with Jewish symbols.

Megan Sauter
Feb. 17 2017 12:01AM

Clues in blank parchment.

Michelle Z. Donahue
Feb. 16 2017 12:01AM

Kenneth R. Seeskin and Jon D. Levenson debate the power and the limits of philosophical reflection on the Hebrew Bible.

Feb. 16 2017 12:01AM

Sicilian Jews come out of hiding.

S. D’I. and Erasmus
Feb. 15 2017 12:01AM

“This now is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh” and other remarkable Hebraisms in the English tongue.

Feb. 15 2017 12:01AM

Including the oldest one extant.

Ilana Tahan
Feb. 14 2017 12:01AM

He believed he was following a divine mission.

Gary Scott Smith
Feb. 14 2017 12:01AM