Steven M. Lowenstein, prominent Jewish historian, dies
Will there be any measure of clarity or insight on the other side of it — even Revelation, as the Israelites received on Shavuot?
There is a great deal of misinformation and exaggeration about Haredi society, as well as unfair comparisons to the world beyond.
Dear Jewish Supporters of Donald Trump,The last few weeks have been deeply troubling ones for our country.
“Nothing remains static in history. The demographic future of Israel, surely within the Green Line…will dictate new realities.”
The Mahmoud Hussein pair seek to recover the humanist strains of Islam that animated it in its most glorious historical moments
David N. Myers explains his decision to leave the Center for Jewish History, and how right-wing pressure affected him.
The Town of Monroe had voted overwhelmingly to agree to the secession of the Satmar enclave, which will form a new all-Hasidic town of Palm Tree.
America’s proud tradition of tolerance has lately been put to the test. Islam is the current target, succeeding Catholicism and Judaism as the religion bearing the brunt of a less proud tradition of “Americanism.” Religious intolerance is not, of course, a peculiarly American phenomenon. What makes the American experience of intolerance distinctive is that it coexists so constantly with a deep-seated commitment to religious freedom and toleration.
The world of Jewish studies lost a towering figure on December 8 with the death of Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi at the age of 77. Yerushalmi was arguably the leading scholar of Jewish history in the post-Holocaust age, renowned for his rare combination of erudition, analytical brilliance, and literary elegance. His wide-ranging studies left a profound imprint on a generation of students, over whom he presided with a unique Old World authority. But his work also resonated with a wider lay readership in this country, Europe, and Israel, for whom he translated often-arcane scholarly questions into central issues of contemporary identity.