Why Do We Want Revenge?

In Payback: The Case for Revenge, law professor Thane Rosenbaum considers our desire for vengeance

Holocaust Pulp Fiction

The Auschwitz survivor known as Ka-Tzetnik 135633 wrote lurid novels derided as pornography when they were published. Now he’s Israel’s Elie Wiesel.

The Final ‘Text/Context’ Looks Forward

The Jewish future, imagined and real

Nextbook Press Titles Honored

2011 National Jewish Book Awards announced

Two Plays, Two Adolfs

A serious take on Eichmann and a less serious one on Hitler

Sundown: Drawn and Quartet-ed

Plus the tallest guy at the Jewish day school, and more

Sundown: Aleph Portman Joke Contest

Plus real Persian firemen of Long Island, and more

Daybreak: Out-of-Town Previews

What Obama and Bibi will say (and what Abbas will be thinking), and more in the news

Pressure Mounts for German Documents

‘Don’t mention the war,’ say some

Defense Department

Hannah Rosenthal, the State Department’s anti-Semitism envoy, must defend Israel from delegitimization while confronting a growing wave of anti-Jewish rhetoric among European elites

Hannah Arendt’s Draft of History

The edited typescript of “Eichmann in Jerusalem” reveals New Yorker editor William Shawn’s meticulous work

Film Study

The Eichmann Trial opened in Jerusalem 50 years ago today. Here are the six most significant moments captured in trial films archived at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Regrets, He Had a Few

What Eichmann wished he had done differently

Protest Versus Violence

Comment of the week

Trial and Error

Studying the 1961 Adolf Eichmann trial provided a reminder that it’s always crucial to confront Holocaust denialism, whether among Nazis in the immediate postwar years or from Mahmoud Ahmadinejad today

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