History & Ideas

It probably started with the term “Holocaust survivor.”

Nov. 21 2018 12:01AM

Jonah, the Tower of Babel, and Noah’s ark.

James Rogers
Nov. 20 2018 12:01AM

Redrawing the map would just repeat the mistakes of the past.

Eugene Rogan
Nov. 19 2018 12:01AM

Contrary to what scholars have claimed, the camels in Genesis are not anachronistic.

Megan Sauter
Nov. 16 2018 12:01AM

When the kings of Judah were vassals of Assyria.

Nov. 15 2018 12:01AM

Roasting eggplants proved more dangerous than wars.

Ro Oranim
Nov. 15 2018 12:01AM

Boats in Beersheba.

Amanda Borschel-Dan
Nov. 14 2018 12:01AM

The Jewish graveyards of Cape Verde.

Rosanne Skirble
Nov. 14 2018 12:01AM

Projecting fantasies of power.

Scott Shay
Nov. 13 2018 12:01AM

The mausoleum of the Ḥatam Sofer.

Henry Abramson
Nov. 13 2018 12:01AM

At the urging of German Jewish leaders.

Matt Lebovic
Nov. 12 2018 12:01AM

Friedrich and Pauline Kellner.

Robert Scott Kellner
Nov. 9 2018 12:01AM

From the 1780s to World War II.

Marina Gerner
Nov. 9 2018 12:01AM

Making socialism work—to a degree.

Ran Abramitzky and Russell Roberts
Nov. 8 2018 12:01AM