Ron Rosenbaum's books include Explaining Hitler, The Shakespeare Wars, and Those Who Forget the Past, an anthology of essays on contemporary anti-Semitism.

Elie Wiesel’s Secret

A little-known Yiddish manuscript upends our idea of the secular saint of human suffering


Thinking the Unthinkable: A Lamentation for the State of Israel

‘I believe the state of Israel may not survive. That its days are numbered. I can hardly bear to say it.’


Faustian Bargain

The singular horror of the Holocaust is being lost in exchange for enshrining rare moments of inspiration and universal narratives of suffering


Nuclear Options

Israel’s leading military ethicist, Moshe Halbertal, argues that in some cases a pre-emptive nuclear strike might be moral while nuclear retaliation might not


Self-Made Golem

Simon Wiesenthal, painted in a new biography as a fame-seeking myth-maker, is also the man who insisted that the world face up to the Holocaust


Mistaken Identity?

When I lived upstairs from the Jewish Defense Organization, Hitler was a presence on the Lower East Side

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