Why does the Balfour Declaration, written in 1917 during the darkest days of World War I, still tug at our elbow, insisting we pay attention to it even today?
Vladimir Jabotinsky was an essayist, a leader, a writer, a Zionist. Above all, he was a polymath. Jerome Chanes tries to simplify his complicated legacy and history.
Much has been made about John Judis’s history of the Middle East conflict. Jerome Chanes writes that less attention has been paid to the author’s misrepresentations.
Sixty years ago, a burgeoning peace between Israel and the Arab world was torpedoed by the ‘Lavon Affair,’ writes Jerome Chanes. There are echoes of this sabotage today.
Jonathan Pollard is in the news again. Whether the convicted spy is released or not, Jerome Chanes clears up commonly held myths about his case.
Eric Goldstein’s appointment as head of the UJA-Federation of New York means that the community is shifting in fundamental ways, writes Jerome Chanes, and the old order is finally being overturned.
Al Chernin, who died at age 85, was one of the last of the giants of Jewish public affairs. His death truly marks the end of an era, writes Jerome Chanes.
When I was a kid, my mom told me, “Dress British, think Yiddish.”
The closing of the Foundation for Jewish Culture may provoke more yawns than screams of protest. That’s a shame, because it has played such a valuable role, Jerome Chanes writes.
Is another Holocaust possible — or are Jews mostly secure in the world? Alvin Rosenfeld’s essay collection provokes questions about Jews in contemporary society.