America paid Iran $1.7 billion in cash—funds that by law were not to be released unless and until Iran paid what it owed to American victims of its terrorism.
If you don’t know what it means, you can probably figure it out. (Or you can read this column.)
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem’s unification in the Six-Day War. It also marks the 100th anniversary of a fierce World War I battle that saved the city from destruction.
Now that Americans can easily visit the “Latin paradise,” I jumped at the opportunity to see first-hand the reality of life for its few remaining Jews. It isn’t pretty.
When people find out that I teach Hebrew literature, they invariably remark, “Oh, you must be fluent.” I’ve now been working hard at it for many decades, and I’m still not there.
The achievements and sacrifice of a family of Palestinian Jews helped to secure both victory in war and Great Britain’s endorsement of Zionism.
In 1937, an official British report first proposed the partition of Mandate Palestine. The story behind it helps to explain why the Arab-Jewish conflict remains unresolved.
The story of Theodor Herzl and the First Zionist Congress, convened 120 years ago on this date.
In a new lecture series, a master teacher shows the enduring relevance of the great 19th-century novelist’s Daniel Deronda.
The products of the Yiddish greeting-card industry are a reminder of how wonderfully varied was the world of Yiddish-speaking Jewry.
What we learn from the story of the Russian phrase shakher-makher, or wheeler-dealer.
Spy games, catch-67s, lionesses, smugglers, patriots, setting suns, and more.
The process results from, in equal measure, Jewish separateness and Jewish assimilation.
In brilliantly charting the psychological effects of anti-Semitism on both its perpetrators and its victims, a newly translated 1934 novel outdoes even such master analysts as Freud and Proust.