Defending God’s honor and cultivating human sensibilities.
Today, America needs that message more than ever.
Without the protection of a sovereign state, Jewish slaves were subject to cruelty and extortion.
Understanding the legacy of Judah Monis.
Judah P. Benjamin, an Israelite with Egyptian principles.
Samson Raphael Hirsch wades into an intra-Christian controversy.
Kowtowing to Louis Farrakhan.
An antidote to current debates.
It now has a small but flourishing Jewish community.
And fought the slave trade.
The death of God is greatly exaggerated.
The admonition against oppressing the stranger, which opens this week’s Torah portion, is a far from obvious response to the Israelites’ experience of enslavement in Egypt.
The film Twelve Years a Slave uncritically accepts its protagonist’s assertion that the Bible legitimized the enslavement of African Americans. The truth is more. . .
The Nation of Islam is still propagating the canard that Jews dominated the slave trade, but its view has lost traction in the African-American community.