To mark the 76th anniversary of Israel’s founding, the historian looks at the national anthem’s story, mysteries, and paradoxes.

May 17 2024 12:01AM

From Jeremiah to klezmer.

Matt Austerklein
March 11 2024 12:01AM

Frugal, modest civil servants, neither worldly nor political—but willing to take risks.

Phyllis Chesler
Aug. 3 2022 12:01AM

He was not Bob Hope on a USO tour.

Rich Cohen
June 30 2022 12:01AM

Moses Mendelssohn’s grandson was raised a Christian, but his compositions reflect his Jewish roots.

Saul Jay Singer
April 29 2022 12:01AM

In one album, the American country musician brought his listeners on a musical tour of Israel.

Shai Ben-Ari
Oct. 12 2021 12:01AM

Esther Bejerano, in memoriam.

Richard Sandomir
July 19 2021 12:01AM

When is a Jewish star just a pattern?

Dina Gold
May 5 2021 12:01AM

And devoted himself to reviving forgotten Jewish music.

Neil Genzlinger
March 1 2021 12:01AM

The Holocaust-restitution system breaks down.

Catherine Hickley
Feb. 1 2021 12:01AM

Some reflections on how we Jews cope with the majority culture around us, provoked by Handel’s beautifully crafted 1741 oratorio.

Dec. 22 2020 12:01AM

“The self-assured informality of Israeli audiences in shorts and khaki shirts, score in hand, immediately enchanted him.”

Amy Spiro
June 26 2020 12:01AM