History & Ideas

A lesson from the book of Exodus.

March 27 2017 12:01AM

Even as we celebrate the great advances of post-Soviet Jewish communities, we need to remain vigilant.

March 27 2017 12:01AM

Cuneiform tablets could shed light on the biblical account of the Israelite arrival in Canaan.

Marek Dospěl
March 24 2017 12:01AM

The marketplace of ideas can only do so much.

Alan Dershowitz
March 23 2017 12:01AM

Seven decades of persevering, clandestine, hazardous activity devoted to the material and spiritual succor of Jews.

March 23 2017 12:01AM

Making It.

Scott Johnson
March 22 2017 12:01AM

What an influential essay gets right, and wrong.

March 20 2017 12:01AM

In modern European history, Vladimir Putin is the first classically reactionary and even revanchist leader who is not, or at least not yet, an anti-Semite.

March 20 2017 12:01AM

Support for Israel, and traditional religion, are among the forbidden beliefs.

Frank Bruni and Jonathan Haidt
March 17 2017 12:01AM

For a time, the stereotypical Manhattan cabbie was a Jew.

Jenna Weissman Joselit
March 17 2017 12:01AM

No paradise.

Michael Rubin
March 16 2017 12:01AM

In a new lecture series, a master teacher shows the enduring relevance of the great 19th-century novelist’s Daniel Deronda.

March 15 2017 12:01AM

A new book claims as much—and in so doing falls into the intellectual trap known as reductio ad Hitlerum.

March 9 2017 12:01AM