World Jewry

World Jewry: In-Depth Reports

Jacques Picard, Jacques Revel, Michael P. Steinberg and Idith Zertal, eds., Makers of Jewish Modernity: Thinkers, Artists, Leaders and the World They Made

This book is about Jewish modernity insofar as it is a “dimension” of the contemporary world at large. Read More »

John-Paul Himka and Joanna Beata Michlic, eds., Bringing the Dark Past to Light: The Reception of the Holocaust in Post-Communist Europe

Bringing the Dark Past to Light offers many examples of the manipulation of history and its impact upon numerous aspects of daily life. Read More »

Making the Case for Israel: The U.S. Presidential Elections, American Jewry, and Israel

Annual Memorial Lecture in honor of Professor Daniel J. Elazar, z“l,
Founding President of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs Read More »

Tricia Miller, Jews and Anti-Judaism in Esther and the Church

Anti-Judaism in the different versions of the book of Esther; the interpretation of Esther by Christian thinkers; and the hatred of Jews, Zionism and Israel Read More »

End of the Sarkozy Era and François Fillon’s Return to Gaullist Values

Do primaries reflect a French turn to the Right? Read More »

Reflections on the U.S. Presidential Election and its Implications for American Jewry and the State of Israel

American democracy with all of its complexities continues to serve the nation well. Read More »

Why the Jewish Vote Matters in 2016

Jewish leaders used to insist that there was no such thing as “Jewish politics” in the United States: listen to Prof. Jonathan D. Sarna, Professor of American Jewish History at Brandeis University explain why the Jewish vote plays an important role in the 2016 elections. Read More »

Jews and American Politics:
Historical Ideals and Contemporary Realities

Jewish leaders used to insist that there was no such thing as “Jewish politics” in the United States: it does not exist and should not exist. The historical record going all the way back to Abraham Lincoln paints a different picture. Focusing on presidential elections, this lecture will survey Jewish politics in the United States from the Civil War to the present. Read More »

Collaboration with the Third Reich: The Wider Historical Debate and the Role of Hajj Amin al-Husseini, Mufti of Jerusalem

How the problem of collaboration and awareness of the Holocaust have been purged from the collective memories of the countries of Europe. Read More »

Jewish Identities in Postmodern Societies

Is being Jewish a matter of culture, religion, belonging to a nation or to a community? Or is it also something else? Read More »

Manfred Gerstenfeld, The War of a Million Cuts

The War of a Million Cuts deals with the question of how antisemitism was able to attract a wide range of different types in the Western public sphere. Read More »

Hillel Can’t Be a Soapbox for Jewish Millenials’ Anti-Israel Crusade

No obligation to groups agnostic about the right of the Jewish people to their own state. Read More »

Edward Alexander, Jews Against Themselves

These remarkable essays by Edward Alexander bring intellectual precision, moral fearlessness and literary elegance to bear on a syndrome that could be called “Jewish suicidalism.” Read More »

British Policy, Jews and Israel

The British government has been pro-Arab since the early days of the British Empire Read More »

The Aftershock of the Nazi War against the Jews, 1947–48:
Could War in the Middle East Have Been Prevented?

This article deals with the after-effects of Nazi anti-Zionist propaganda in the Arab world and the antisemitic campaign of the Mufti of Jerusalem. Read More »