History & Ideas

By 1944, a majority of Americans were willing to take in European Jewish refugees.

Rafael Medoff
Dec. 11 2018 12:01AM

Casting new light on a well-known talmudic passage.

Amanda Borschel-Dan
Dec. 11 2018 12:01AM

To the great Hebrew writer S.Y. Agnon, balance is all—and imbalance, as in the novel Only Yesterday, a devastating calamity.

Dec. 10 2018 1:02AM

Were the Hasmoneans really outnumbered?

Dec. 7 2018 12:01AM

Excavations in Ethiopia may shed some light on the biblical story.

Stanley Stewart
Dec. 5 2018 12:01AM

Marion and Celia Moss, poets “of the Hebrew nation.”

Karen Weisman
Dec. 4 2018 12:01AM

A 6th-century-BCE record of purchasing a slave.

Rachel Bernstein
Dec. 4 2018 12:01AM

A Moses who led thousands to the promised land.

Ben Zehavi
Dec. 3 2018 12:01AM

In his fiction, and especially in the novel Only Yesterday, S.Y. Agnon casts an ironic, unfooled eye on the inner lives of his fellow Jews and their lopsided bargains with modernity.

Dec. 3 2018 12:01AM

Identity politics, religion, and Francis Fukuyama.

Sohrab Ahmari
Nov. 30 2018 12:01AM

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