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History & Ideas

René Descartes, Thomas Kuhn, and the rejection of tradition.

M. Anthony Mills
Oct. 23 2017 12:01AM

In declining to restore the rights of North African Jews in the wake of their 1942 invasion, did the Allies act with “deceit and duplicity,” or were their reasons defensible?

Oct. 23 2017 12:01AM

A German nationalist riot and a Muslim character in a play by Heinrich Heine.

Shlomo Avineri
Oct. 20 2017 12:01AM

Rushing the stage at Madison Square Garden.

Philip Bump
Oct. 20 2017 12:01AM

Instead of acting as liberators, the WWII Allied forces in North Africa ended by propping up fascism, and leaving the Jews to their fate.

Oct. 19 2017 12:40AM

Including a liturgy almost identical to that used today.

Yoel Finkleman and Ofir Haim
Oct. 19 2017 12:01AM

Setting an example of the Jewish commitment to both the universal and the covenantal.

Oct. 19 2017 12:01AM

Leaving the fold.

Elliott Horowitz
Oct. 18 2017 12:01AM

Marie Schmolka and the Kindertransport.

Anna Hájková and Martin Šmok
Oct. 18 2017 12:01AM

In brilliantly charting the psychological effects of anti-Semitism on both its perpetrators and its victims, a newly translated 1934 novel outdoes even such master analysts as Freud and Proust.

Oct. 18 2017 12:01AM

Understanding post-destruction Jerusalem.

Amanda Borschel-Dan
Oct. 17 2017 12:01AM

Old fashioned anti-Semitism played a role, but the greater part had to do with a fear, justified or not, of provoking the Arabs.

Oct. 16 2017 12:01AM

More than collaboration.

Menachem Rosensaft
Oct. 11 2017 12:01AM

Eurocentrism and confusion about the holy.

David Abulafia
Oct. 11 2017 12:01AM