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The First Zionist Novel?

George Eliot's 'Daniel Deronda' was written in 1876, 21 years before Theodor Herzl founded the Zionist movement—to the astonishment and delight of many contemporaries, and of many Jews ever since. Read More »

Learning From the Swastika Epidemic of 1959

I feel oddly comforted by remembering that, while purveyors of anti-Jewish sentiments have always pressed their advantage during unsettled political times, they always vanish back into their netherworlds. Read More »

The Jewish Photographer of Ghetto Life

From 1940 to 1945, Ross was the official ghetto photographer, tasked with providing a picture of every prisoner. About 3,000 of his images survive. Read More »

Teaching at an Islamic School in Trump’s America

Early on in my tenure, I realized how much my Muslim students were like Jewish students 100 years ago. Read More »

Why Feminism and Zionism Are Not Contradictory

Linda Sarsour

Sarsour, like the activists from the International Women’s Strike, is a committed supporters of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement that singles out Israel and Zionism for condemnation. This reflects not only a misunderstanding of Zionism but a violation of some of the most basic feminist principles. Read More »

Goats with the Wind: Israel’s Organic Goat Cheese Farm

By Wendy Nevett Bazil When you drive the 45 minutes from Haifa to the Goats with the Wind farm in the lower Galilee, neither the brain nor the underbody of your car has much time to adjust. One minute you’re driving on a modern highway, and the next you’re in another century, bumping along unevenly on the rock-strewn dirt road which ... Read More »

What Will Israel’s Travel Ban Change?

For all other tens of thousands of people who might be involved in this in one way or another, it’s hard to see how they actually implement and enforce this kind of provision. Read More »

‘They Are Enlisting Our Girls’: The Cost of Israel’s Culture Wars

Rabbi Yigal Levenstein's crude, misogynist, hate-filled statements about religious women serving in the Israel Defense Forces, leave little doubt as to what he thinks about women in the army and about Israeli society in general. Read More »

What A Holiday of Masks Teaches Us About Visibility

Not every Jew starts out one from birth, nor do all people develop into a body that immediately matches their innate being. Read More »

Elor Azaria is Not My Son

Azaria entered the courtroom with an in-your-face smile, mugging for the cameras, acting more like a superstar than a soldier convicted of manslaughter. His mother was wearing blue and white nail polish, the letters on each nail spelling out “mother's hero.” Read More »