Hamilton Jordan, President Jimmy Carter’s wunderkind adviser and chief of staff, discovered at age 20 that his family’s story wasn’t a straightforward Christian Southern experience. At the cemetery service for his maternal grandmother, Helen, Jordan was puzzled to discover her plot was nestled alongside that of a Jewish family. They weren’t strangers; they were his ancestors.
During the Holocaust, the nations of the world claimed not to see us. They had plausible deniability — but we don’t. In the age of smart phones, we cannot remain blind to Europe’s refugees, Sarah Wildman writes.
At this year’s AIPAC conference, a quiet aim of the three-day forum went mostly unnoticed: courting progressives.
In her new book, Sarah Wildman details the discovery of old letters sent to her grandfather by Valerie Scheftel, the girlfriend he had to leave in Vienna when he escaped the Nazis.
Genocide is always wrong. That anyone could openly propose such a crime shows just how much damage the Gaza war has already done, Sarah Wildman writes.
Judith Matyášová seeks to make a book and a documentary film about the Czech rescue of Jewish children before the Holocaust. She needs help.
In the former Czechoslovakia, 150 Jewish teenagers managed to escape the Nazis. After 70 years, some of the survivors have reunited.
Poet Rachel Tzvia Back palpates the edges and depths of grief and mourning. The text in her latest book of verse, ‘A Messenger Comes,’ is unflinching and raw.
TRAVEL: Jewish cultural festivals — of which there are now several — are key to understanding both what was lost and what remains of Jewish life in Poland and Moravia.
TRAVEL: Sleek boutique hotels are sprouting up across Israel. These gorgeously designed spaces offer top-notch service and intimate settings.