Rosa Luxemburg was a Marxist activist in early 20th-century Berlin, murdered by her political enemies after World War I. She’s the topic of the debut edition of “Long Story Short,” a new podcast on people and ideas in Jewish life.
Long Story Short
· July 28, 2011
Cold Case: Ethel and Julius Rosenberg
Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union on March 29, 1951. Sixty years later, the case still crackles with controversy. Why is it so hard to put to rest?
By Ronald Radosh · March 29, 2011
contextualizes the story of Eastern European Jewry’s sad fate without relativizing it
· November 30, 2010
Abraham Cahan Speaks
On his 150th birthday, an imaginary interview with the founding editor of the ‘Jewish Daily Forward’
· July 7, 2010
Politics and Poesy
In early 20th-century Poland, poet Shmuel Nadler took off his yarmulke and took up with the Communists
· March 18, 2010
Remembering Arnold Beichman
· March 5, 2010
Jewish Left-Wing Sportswriter Lester Dies
An exemplar of his generation
· December 24, 2009
A new biography tries to extinguish the myth of the kinder, gentler Trotsky
· November 24, 2009
A Cold War anniversary reminds us not to take history for granted
· November 4, 2009
Red Rosa Found?
Maybe, if Jerusalem woman’s spit says so
· July 21, 2009
Whittaker Chambers, Lionel Trilling and the anti-Communist turn
· March 23, 2009
All in the Family
Historian Yuri Slezkine traces a line from his anti-Soviet classmates in Moscow back to their fervently Communist grandparents.
· October 6, 2004