History & Ideas

For Herzl, Zionism was not merely about providing an escape from anti-Semitism.

Nov. 29 2018 12:01AM

The Kindertransport left parents to die.

Robert Philpot
Nov. 28 2018 12:01AM

A report from an Assyrian Christian.

Mardean Isaac
Nov. 28 2018 12:01AM

And made possible his mother and brother’s immigration to England.

Rajeev Syal
Nov. 27 2018 12:01AM

The half shekel.

Amanda Borschel-Dan
Nov. 26 2018 12:01AM

Defective history and some untenable key distinctions mar a brilliant, necessary, and much-discussed new book.

Nov. 26 2018 12:01AM

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