Even before the creation of Israel, significant elements of the international left opposed Zionism, embraced anti-Semitism, and defended the murder of Jews. A new book,. . .
Chimen Abramsky, the son of a renowned Orthodox rabbi, became one of the leading Jewish historians of the 20th century. He was also an avid,. . .
Nicolae Ceaușescu’s rule of Romania from 1965 to 1989 stood out for its brutality even among eastern-bloc dictatorships. Yet, unlike his Warsaw Pact colleagues, Ceaușescu. . .
In 1965, Isaac Bashevis Singer wrote and published a story, in Yiddish, about the guilty conscience of a Polish-Jewish Communist. The story was translated into English. . .
When the totalitarian regimes of the Eastern bloc collapsed in 1989, some predicted a return of virulent anti-Semitism. Certainly, it has not disappeared. But the. . .
Last week, two anti-Israel activists chased the chairman of the German Left party down a corridor of the Reichstag building and into a bathroom, where. . .
Miriam Moskowitz helped her boyfriend spy for the Soviets. Sixty years later, she still insists on her innocence, and the rightness of her cause.
The South African writer Nadine Gordimer won the Nobel Prize for her fiction. In life, she promoted and romanticized Communism and embraced the anti-apartheid cause. . .
To understand why religion will never die, one need only look at the unrelenting efforts of Communist regimes to criminalize and crush faith; they failed.
Is the central figure of Darkness at Noon (1940), Arthur Koestler’s highly influential anti-totalitarian novel, a Jew? Koestler said no; the evidence suggests otherwise.
The fate of Christians and Jews under Communism should serve as a lesson to contemporary atheists for whom persecution is only another word for religion.
The late folksinger Pete Seeger sang paeans to Joseph Stalin even as the Soviet dictator was dispatching millions to the Gulag and preparing for the. . .
The posthumous publication of the works of Benny Lévy, best known as Jean-Paul Sartre’s private secretary, illuminate a journey from secular radicalism back to Judaism.
Encouraging Jews to fight for rights and autonomy in Europe, Diaspora nationalists and Yiddishists rejected Zionism as hopelessly utopian. In the end, the opposite proved true.