History & Ideas

A “jot” makes all the difference.

Robert Cargill
Jan. 17 2019 12:01AM

Refuting an anti-Semitic libel need not involve papering over Soviet crimes.

Gary Saul Morson
Jan. 14 2019 12:01AM

A sign of the north’s domination of the south.

Amanda Borschel-Dan
Jan. 11 2019 12:01AM

Saying kaddish for a rust-belt congregation.

Alanna Cooper
Jan. 11 2019 12:01AM

When, 100 years ago, the victors in World War I needed a push to get behind “the right of Jews to reconstitute in Palestine their National Home,” Italy was there.

Jan. 10 2019 12:01AM

From cartoon frogs to Hitler.

Gavriel Rosenfeld
Jan. 10 2019 12:01AM

With an exegesis of the Tanakh’s final verses.

Jan. 9 2019 12:01AM

The many hypothesized sources for the saying, “To have butter on one’s head.”

Jan. 9 2019 12:01AM

If it happened, it was over money, not theology.

Steven Nadler
Jan. 8 2019 12:01AM

With the aid of T.E. Lawrence.

Jan. 7 2019 12:01AM

Not antithetical, but complementary.

Yehudah Mirsky
Jan. 7 2019 12:01AM

In this compilation of 2018 podcast highlights, hosted by Jonathan Silver, hear Ruth R. Wisse and James Kirchick on contemporary anti-Semitism, Greg Weiner on Daniel. . .

Leon Kass, James Kirchick, Clifford Librach, John Podhoretz, Greg Weiner and Ruth R. Wisse
Jan. 7 2019 12:01AM

The Jews of Squirrel Hill didn’t follow their coreligionists elsewhere into the suburbs.

Barbara Burstin
Jan. 4 2019 12:01AM

It didn’t go as planned, but it did help new immigrants.

Naomi Sandweiss
Jan. 3 2019 12:01AM