History & Ideas

Along with a winepress and a magnificent synagogue.

Jerusalem Post
March 19 2019 12:01AM

Precious little, you would think. But actually, thanks to one figure in the story, quite a lot.

March 19 2019 12:01AM

Dire predictions have accompanied every influx of newcomers—including the Jews—in American history. And yet these are the very people who have helped build the country.

March 18 2019 12:01AM

The historian’s new book sets out to conduct a clear-sighted tour of 21st-century anti-Semitism, but her vision turns out to be occluded.

March 15 2019 12:01AM

A Jewish version of an Islamic practice, later adopted by Muslims.

Alex Shams
March 13 2019 12:01AM

On Martin Luther King Day, the ghost of the great civil-rights leader was summoned to condemn Israel. The problem? While alive, King had plenty of opportunities to do so—and never did.

March 13 2019 12:01AM

And why Israel and the U.S. should stop neglecting the Hebrew Bible.

March 11 2019 12:01AM

Even during the turn-of-the-20th-century Great Wave of migration to America, the proportion of Jews wasn’t high enough to present a serious threat to anyone.

March 11 2019 12:01AM

And tried to call attention to the Holocaust.

Harold Brackman
March 8 2019 12:01AM

After decades, Pius XII’s files will be revealed.

David Kertzer
March 7 2019 12:01AM

The noted legal expert explains why anti-BDS laws are not only permissible but also just.

March 7 2019 12:01AM

Gorenstein is best-known for his film scripts, written for Andrei Tarkovsky and others. Now, recently published in English for the first time, his own voice can be heard.

March 5 2019 12:01AM

Intersectionality, Frankfurt School style.

March 4 2019 12:01AM