In 1948, Yitzchak Avigdor Orenstein, the Western Wall’s first rabbi, wrote a cry for help to then Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Herzog
Bruce Hoffman’s riveting new history of pre-1947 Palestine reviews the violent birth of the modern Jewish homeland
The fight over alleged war crimes from 1948 is a window into the kaleidoscopic nature of history and memory in Israeli culture
Israel and Jordan once worked together for peace. Now their alliance is collapsing, driven apart by the issue of refugee resettlement, and Jordan may be turning to Iran.