In Hebrew, Arabic, English, German, or any other language, taboo words are curious things.
As millions of Jews fell under the Nazi yoke, Zionism’s foremost leader came to America with one goal. He didn’t achieve it.
The story of the biblical word b’liya’al.
Meet Lewis (not Levi, and not Leo) Strauss, the now-forgotten American Jew who helped German Jews escape the Nazis, played a key role in developing nuclear weapons, and more.
One engages in dialogue with his fellow Jews, and one engages in a dialogue with God. What’s the meaning of the difference?
One-hundred years ago, over a lunch, the internationalization of Jerusalem became irrelevant—and it remains so.
Spy games, catch-67s, lionesses, smugglers, patriots, setting suns, and more.
Many are dismayed at the recent embrace of Israel by some unsavory national leaders; Zionism’s founding father would see it as a vindication of his vision.
It’s not why you think.
The Maccabean revolt wasn’t just about independence. It was a culture war between those who embraced “Greek wisdom” and those who believed in transcendent, divine knowledge.
In his new book, a veteran foreign-policy official and analyst provides a riveting 40-year history of the idea that human rights should be more than two nice-sounding words.
A new online course illuminates how Jewish teachings, combined with the age’s best Enlightenment sensibilities, helped to create and to guide the young republic.
What Rembrandt’s etching of Joseph and his family shows us about Judaism, and mankind.
A modest suggestion for a new way of thinking about the original meaning of the word “Maccabee.”