Eric Hobsbawm’s Jewish Gift

How the British Marxist and anti-Zionist, who died last week, influenced the writing of Jewish history

The Professor’s Shoddy History

Berlin’s Jewish Museum gave Judith Butler and Germans permission to indulge dangerous political impulses

Israel Wins Home Game in Baseball Classic

Well, the game was in Florida but…you know.

No Jewish People Without Israel

Why the future of American Judaism as we know it depends on the survival of the Jewish state

These Walls Talk, in Hebrew

In West Jerusalem, neighborhood borders are often marked by the political graffiti sprayed on the streets

How Not to Talk Politics

When I  lectured my friends about Obama’s stance on Israel, I ended up alienatingnot enlighteningthem

Blowing Up the King David Hotel

Sunday marks the anniversary of the 1946 attack on the British. My 91-year-old grandfather helped carry it out.

Songs of Desert Wanderers

I was drawn to Mali’s nomads and their musical pleas for a homeland, until they allied with Islamists

How Birthright Changed Us

A trip to Israel connected participants to our Jewishness. But it didn’t make us more politically engaged.

Zionism, After Miss Porter’s

After an anti-Semitic incident at boarding school, I denied being Jewish for years. Israel is changing things.

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