Go Ask Alice: The Mad Hatter’s tea party as seen in a 1910 theater production of ‘Alice In Wonderland.’

    Alice in Anti-Semitic Land

    A new book defends Lewis Carroll against accusations of pedophilia. But Benjamin Ivry asks why it leaves his controversial statements about Jews unexplained.

    A Jewish Assassin? John Wilkes Booth’s father attended synagogue.

    Was John Wilkes Booth Jewish?

    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.

    Back in Time: A 1955 view of the entrance gates to the barracks of Auschwitz.

    Voices of Holocaust Survivors Resound in Words of Grandchildren

    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.

    Chasing ‘The Messiah’ and Bruno Schulz's Long-Lost Novel

    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’?

    Some of Abe Lincoln's Best Friends Were Jewish. Honestly.

    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.