A new book defends Lewis Carroll against accusations of pedophilia. But Benjamin Ivry asks why it leaves his controversial statements about Jews unexplained.
The rumor that Lincoln’s assassin belonged to a family of Spanish Jewish ancestry has been around for a while. Historians Jonathan D. Sarna and Benjamin Shapell dig deeper.
In essays by grandchildren of Holocaust survivors, one might expect a sense of inadequacy and guilt. Instead, there’s empowerment, and an appreciation of the privileges of freedom.
A restless rabbinical student in Jerusalem, Niles Elliot Goldstein, became obsessed with the art of Bruno Schulz, who was killed by the Nazis. What happened to his biggest project, ‘The Messiah’?
As far as we know, Abraham Lincoln never said, ‘Some of my best friends are Jewish.’ But he certainly could have, as a landmark new book from Jonathan Sarna and Benjamin Shapell reveals.