‘These Ideas Haunt You’: At Conference, Scholars Link Lawyering With Jewishness

Jack Balkin, Richard Primus, Randy Barnett, and Eugene Kontorovich talk about how Judaism influences their work

Israel, a Leader in Transplant Tourism, Finds a Formula for Increasing Domestic Donations

Faced with rabbinic resistance and social ambivalence, the government has pioneered a program that rewards a willingness to donate

How the Postwar Shift of Global Power to Washington Set the Stage for Today’s Geopolitics

A new book examines the role of maps in shaping how policymakers imagined the new Middle East

Facing a New Wave of French Canadian Nationalism, Quebec’s Jews Stand Their Ground

Rather than follow previous generations to Ontario, Montreal’s young Jews are saying ‘non’ to the Parti Québécois

Putin Warned of Fascism in Ukraine, But a Look Across Europe Suggests He’s to Blame

A visit to Kiev’s Jewish institutions reveals Jews there are less concerned about their neighbors at home than the bully next door

The Volokh Conspiracy Is Out To Get You—And Everyone in America

Run by a Soviet Jewish legal scholar, the blog took on the ACA and is now hosted by the ‘Washington Post’

Egypt Is on the Brink of Chaos. Here’s Why It Should Matter to Washington.

Three years after Mubarak’s fall, the country is toying with global irrelevance—except as a possible terror exporter

In 1964, the Civil Rights Act Was Still a Dream. Then These Jewish Operatives Got to Work.

Joe Rauh, Arnold Aronson, and Marvin Caplan organized the Capitol Hill lobbying drive that made legislative victory possible

Austria Is About To Send This Jew to Jail for Making a Restitution Claim. Why?

Stephan Templ, known for documenting stolen Jewish property, was convicted after failing to name other heirs—but sees it as payback

The Jewish Woman Who Was the Liaison Between the Nazis and American Rescue Groups

In 1941, Gertrude van Tijn traveled to Lisbon in a last-ditch effort to save Europe’s Jews from annihilation. She was already too late.

Today’s Israeli Leaders Lack the Very Qualities That Made Its Founders Great

And none embodied the biblical worldview more, or had more political agility, than Menachem Begin, who has no real heirs

Supporting Ukraine Means Opposing Anti-Semitic Nationalism Now, Not Later

Three historians argue that the threat of far-right extremists is no less urgent than the military danger from Moscow

70 Years Later, Memory of Nazi Massacre Still Divides Some Italians—and Unites Others

The victims of the Ardeatine Caves murders included partisans, Jews, and a Sardinian folk star named Gavino De Lunas

For Gulf Allies, Obama’s Turn Away From the Region Looks Like a Gift to Tehran

Disengagement from a region whose power structures are predicated on American management is a recipe for disaster

While West Focuses on Crimea, Russia Continues To Make Trouble in the Middle East

The Kremlin’s interests in the region are deep—and it may see an opportunity to gain leverage in the current crisis

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