1936, annus horribilis.
“We will turn our Shabbats and our holidays into cultural bonfires.”
Rudolphina Menzel’s dogs of war—and of peace.
“A fearless exponent of traditional Judaism and Jewish nationalism.”
The making of Vladimir Jabotinksy.
A community revived by conversion.
“The world will be freed by our freedom, and made great by our greatness.”
“The Angel of Zion, framed by a Magen David, extends its wings and points Jewish exiles toward Eretz Yisrael.”
And its modern legacy.
Is the present moment irredeemable?
Stefan Zweig was a reasonable man. But Herzl saw that the age to come was not going to be reasonable.
Why the work of Ben Halpern resonates today.
A complicated history.