Gavriel D. Rosenfeld


A Kabbalah for Architects?

By Gavriel D. Rosenfeld

A Kabbalah for Architects?
Daniel Libeskind. Louis Kahn. Frank Gehry. Their buildings are familiar, but what isn’t as well known is how Jewish mystical concepts might have influenced them.Read More


Two World Wars Face Major Milestones in 2014

By Gavriel D. Rosenfeld

Two World Wars Face Major Milestones in 2014
As we enter 2014, major anniversaries of the 20th century’s two greatest conflicts will offer myriad opportunities for historical reflection. Gav Rosenfeld explains.Read More


Hitler's Willing Hollywood Collaborators

By Gavriel D. Rosenfeld

Hitler's Willing Hollywood Collaborators
Ben Urwand’s new book about how Jewish-run film studios colluded with the Nazis has sparked intense debate. Gavriel Rosenfeld offers a guide to the real story behind the hype.Read More


Did Jews Win the Second World War?

By Gavriel D. Rosenfeld

Did Jews Win the Second World War?
Historian Benjamin Ginsberg discovers that Jews did more than resist the Holocaust. In his new book, he writes they effectively helped bring about the Nazis’ defeat.Read More


How We Got Hitler-ized

By Gavriel D. Rosenfeld

How We Got Hitler-ized
Adolf Hitler seems to be everywhere these days: Hitler tea pots, cats that look like the Fuhrer, even a disco Hitler. But why now — and what does it say about us?Read More






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