Today’s progressives are the children of the old Republican Party, not the New Deal Democrats. Roosevelt and his followers stood for nearly everything they oppose.
Is the ‘state of exception’ now the rule?
Leading American historians and rabbis covered for FDR’s mistake
The surprising story of how the sixth Chabad rabbi made it out of Warsaw
Second in a series on the anarchists and the Jews, civil war in the garment center
As the Holocaust raged, the American president secretly asked his government to study the possible resettlement of remaining European refugees in Africa and South America. His goal: for Jews to be ‘spread thin all over the world.’
Liberty and servitude in the new philo-czarist age
Benzion Netanyahu lobbied Congress in the 1940s for support of Zionism
On Tu B’Shevat, recalling how planting trees in the Civilian Conservation Corps helped immigrants’ children become Americans
Ken Burns and others call it impressive, but the truth is less inspiring
A ‘60 Minutes’ segment, an archivist, and the enduring legacy of assumptions that there was no way to skirt the law
A new book examines the role of maps in shaping how policymakers imagined the new Middle East
In 1941, Gertrude van Tijn traveled to Lisbon in a last-ditch effort to save Europe’s Jews from annihilation. She was already too late.
Now, 75 years after the Supreme Court upheld the internment of civilians in World War II, it may revisit the ruling
Audiences may not feel quite so good about the new George Clooney film once they learn the full story behind WWII art rescue efforts
Plus taking another look at FDR and the Jews
My grandmother set me up with a cute, Jewish girl. We had a lot in common—including our family tree.
Jewish voters are a reliable Democratic bloc. But the Republican Party established the first platform on Israel—and brought the Democrats along.