History & Ideas

Finished after decades of labor, this one-man English translation is a stupendous achievement. How does it hold up against the masterpieces (and follies) that have come before?

Feb. 4 2019 12:01AM

Rabbi David Oppenheim, 18th-century Prague’s great book collector.

Rachel L. Greenblatt
Feb. 1 2019 12:01AM

He also helped preserve the memory of his fellow fighters.

Neil Genzlinger
Jan. 31 2019 12:01AM

Briefly revived by U.S. Marines.

Mark Pinsky
Jan. 31 2019 12:01AM

The Torah doesn’t outright end slavery, which was ubiquitous in the ancient world, but it does take the first steps toward ameliorating and transforming it.

Jan. 31 2019 12:01AM

Jewish athletes have won more Olympic medals for fencing than for any other sport.

Robert Rockaway
Jan. 30 2019 12:01AM

Many caves have not been excavated.

Amanda Borschel-Dan
Jan. 30 2019 12:01AM

Aristides de Sousa Mendes.

Richard Hurowitz
Jan. 29 2019 12:01AM

Dutch police rounded up Jews and the government-in-exile ignored what it knew.

Manfred Gerstenfeld
Jan. 28 2019 12:01AM

Philo-Semitism and an appreciation of national freedom.

Shalom Goldman
Jan. 25 2019 12:01AM

L’Aurore.

Ovadia Yerushalmi
Jan. 24 2019 12:01AM

Too many Communists in the kitchen—making blintzes.

Jan. 23 2019 12:01AM

“Developing the manhood” of American Jews or rendering Judaism vacuous?

Jenna Weissman Joselit
Jan. 23 2019 12:01AM

A chance to help our language expert.

Jan. 23 2019 12:01AM