The philo-Semitism of an influential American pastor who inspired Martin Luther King Jr., and the role of civil rights in the Jewish cause for nationhood
Third in a series on the American left: a tale of buried treasure
Is American anti-Semitism really distinctive from that of other diaspora countries? Just how worried should we be?
Lillian Faderman’s new biography of Harvey Milk re-centers much of his activism on lessons he learned from his Jewishness
Individual acts of violence are horrifying, but coordination of violent action and inaction necessitated the infrastructure that allowed it to happen
As the Civil Rights activist and former Brandeis president nears his centennial, are we any closer to his goals for liberty and justice for all within the law?
A new history, City on a Hilltop, looks at the huge range of political affiliations that have animated people to occupy land in and around Israel
Give them some basic rights
The photographer talks about ‘Southern Rites,’ her HBO documentary and companion book project about racial tensions in small-town Georgia
An unpublished 1965 study offers a glimpse of a community at a crossroads
From picture books to graphic novels, great reads for all ages
Parallels, and precedents, in recusal cases based on race, sex, ethnicity, and sexual orientation
On a city block named for three activists killed during Freedom Summer
Now, 75 years after the Supreme Court upheld the internment of civilians in WWII, it may revisit the ruling
Listen to Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1958 speech at my synagogue, and you’ll understand how his words continue to inspire activism