Recent controversies in the French media suggest that wounds opened by the infamous trial over a century ago have yet to heal.
Four more of our writers pick several favorites each, featuring two Ruths, passengers, Lincoln, Verdun, chief rabbis, Jewish Montreal, sweet spots, a fortress, and more.
Five of our writers pick several favorites each, featuring a duke’s children, Jewish treasures, zealots and emancipators, revolts, dual allegiances, spies, and more.
In some cases, changes were minor. In others, Yiddish phrases were transformed nearly beyond recognition.
Israel’s founders made little of the declaration at the time. It took decades of work by figures of widely different political stripes to make it the towering document it is today.
And why each has been preferred in different times and places.