A new book asks if the early Eastern European proponents of nationhood saw the future Jewish territorial unit in Palestine as a province within a multinational empire
Bibi’s man in Paris may be the best friend that French Jews have. But is he a model for the future or a herald of the end?
Romanian writer Mihail Sebastian’s 1934 autobiographical novel ‘For Two Thousand Years’ remains a classic document of 20th-century Jewish history
Nazis sought to eliminate the Jews from their future racial empire. Poles wanted to create a state for them in Palestine. Historian Timothy Snyder makes the case that in the 1930s the two aims may have converged. But was Poland an ally of the Jews or a pioneer in the art of anti-Semitic politics?
Bruce Hoffman’s riveting new history of pre-1947 Palestine reviews the violent birth of the modern Jewish homeland
A look at the fearsome ideologue’s brilliant Odessa family novel, ‘The Five’
Known for right-wing politics, Vladimir Jabotinsky left an equally critical literary legacy. Hillel Halkin looks at it all.
An excerpt from a new biography of Vladimir Jabotinsky, the founder of right-wing Zionism
A discussion with historian Derek Penslar about why their valor has been forgotten, even though it made the Jewish state possible
Yitzhak Shamir, who died Saturday, was maligned for his politics. But his bitter realism was prescient.
102-year-old was eminent historian, fierce Revisionist Zionist
Painter Ward Shelley plays with the history of Judaism in ‘The People of the Book,’ a series of giant, whimsical flowcharts that tell a story
Filmmaker Pierre Sauvage and the daughter of Holocaust rescuer Peter Bergson talk about people who put their lives at risk to save others
The Israeli left has collapsed in the last decade. But the right, despite its successes, is dying, too, brought down by Russian-imported maximalism and American-imported political consultants.
A new book examines black, Jewish, and Irish quests for national redemption, identifying their century-old similarities but ignoring their more recent differences
Cosmopolitan yet barbarous, Jew-filled and Jew-free, remote but central—a new history explores the Black Sea port city’s many contradictions
A new biography examines the conflicting passions that animated the life and work of Dybbuk playwright S. An-sky
On his 150th birthday, an imaginary interview with the founding editor of the ‘Jewish Daily Forward’