Keeping an eye on the future and the past helped guard against the present.
The great poet safely traversed a minefield by counting in poetic meters.
Ruined cemeteries, celebrations of the Gaon, and the thorny question of collaboration with the Nazis.
Stalin made the Shoah a taboo subject.
His father’s pleas to FDR accomplished little.
“The Roosevelt administration had decided to toss the Jewish community a bone.”
A forgotten friend of the Jews and Israel.
The heroism of Witold Pilecki.
Pankaj Mishra takes on Primo Levi.
The Orthodox Janusz Korczak.
Ben Hecht invented the gangster movie. He also prodded Roosevelt into saving thousands of Jews from the Nazis, and marshaled reluctant American Jews into becoming Zionists.
Borne with grace, barukh hashem.
Rather, they were dragged there by willing local civilians.