After World War II, some Jews searched for Nazis and Germans and killed them
Esther Cailingold was disillusioned with the British Empire’s treatment of Jews after the Holocaust. So she joined the Jewish resistance in Palestine.
How finding my father’s 70-year-old correspondence changed the way I remembered him
The Six-Day War: classified documents unsealed 50 years after the conflict reveal: Jerusalem conquered almost by accident; Israel’s National Religious Party, forerunner to the settler movement, lobbied for military de-escalation at every turn; and nobody in Israel’s security cabinet seems to have seen the country’s most momentous war coming.
Bruce Hoffman’s riveting new history of pre-1947 Palestine reviews the violent birth of the modern Jewish homeland
The ardent Zionist and devoted Jewish civil servant died last week at age 100
After tragedy, Dvora Omer found flaws, beauty in the nation’s founding figures, turning them into literary heroes
Moshe Feldenkrais took the lessons of judo and his experiences in the Haganah and applied them to a philosophy of movement and self-defense that is long on theory and precise about technique
A haftorah of discipline and death