History & Ideas

The Met’s presentation of Jerusalem as a vibrant trade hub and cultural melting pot is seductive, but false.

Feb. 13 2017 12:01AM

And a rare Gentile who stood up for them.

Abraham Fraenkel
Feb. 13 2017 12:01AM

One of the last untouched major Judean sites.

Ilan Ben Zion
Feb. 10 2017 12:01AM

The competition for victimhood wasn’t started by Jews but in reaction to them.

James Kirchick
Feb. 9 2017 12:01AM

They were most likely stolen in the 1950s.

Ruth Schuster
Feb. 9 2017 12:01AM

Only ruins remain of Jonah’s tomb.

Hannah Lynch
Feb. 7 2017 12:01AM

The original archaeologists deliberately left some work for future generations.

Ilan Ben Zion
Feb. 7 2017 12:01AM

An exhibition on the diverse multiculturalism of medieval Jerusalem has been ecstatically received. There’s just one problem: the vision of history it promotes is a myth.

Feb. 6 2017 12:01AM

Mikva’ot and chalkstone vessels.

Yonatan Adler
Feb. 6 2017 12:01AM

How 19th- and 20th-century Muslim intellectuals, clerics, and rulers attempted to come to terms with Western civilization.

Feb. 3 2017 12:01AM

Over 500 years after its expulsion.

Rossella Tercatin
Feb. 3 2017 12:01AM

In 1949, Bernard Lewis had to change his travel plans.

Feb. 2 2017 12:01AM

A number without historical basis.

Ron Kampeas
Feb. 2 2017 12:01AM

The two disparate texts intoned at Ariel Sharon’s funeral tell us much about contemporary Jewish attitudes toward life, death, and the land of Israel.

Feb. 2 2017 12:01AM