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History & Ideas

Růžičková, who died in September, survived both Hitler and Stalin to become a brilliant interpreter of J.S. Bach—and the only person to commit his entire keyboard oeuvre to disc.

Nov. 9 2017 12:01AM

Despite the claim of two recent scientific papers.

Nov. 8 2017 12:01AM

He brought the Holocaust to public attention.

Edward White
Nov. 6 2017 12:01AM

The usual answer is Truman—but it could just as easily be Stalin. In fact, thanks to Zionist diplomacy, it was both; and therein lies a lesson for the Jewish state today.

Nov. 6 2017 12:01AM

How Christian study of Hebrew shaped the reformation.

Harry Freedman
Nov. 3 2017 12:01AM

What have they taught us?

Lawrence Schiffman
Nov. 2 2017 12:01AM

It’s not hard to find ancient papyrus and write on it.

Christopher Rollston
Nov. 1 2017 12:01AM

For better, and for worse, Jeremy Dauber’s Jewish Comedy: A Serious History tells the story of Jewish comedy as the story of Jewish civilization.

Nov. 1 2017 12:01AM

Books were burned, but Judaism went unextinguished.

Sarah Ifft Decker
Oct. 31 2017 12:01AM

The Abravanel Bible.

Cnaan Liphshiz
Oct. 30 2017 12:01AM

How American leaders in World War II picked up deliberately anti-Semitic policies from their Vichy French partners in North Africa.

Oct. 30 2017 12:01AM

The difference between American and Israeli versions of the field.

William Dever
Oct. 27 2017 12:01AM

Only the Red Army tried to prevent pogroms.

Michael Stanislawski
Oct. 26 2017 12:01AM