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Synagogues to Scale: “Modeling the Synagogue” at Yeshiva University Museum


When New York’s Yeshiva University Museum first opened its doors in April 1973, its core collection consisted of a series of ceremonial objects recovered from Nazi Europe and a striking collection of ten accurately rendered, intricately detailed scale models of historic synagogues. Now, for the first time in nearly three decades, all ten models are once more on display. Read More »

What’s the Jewish Role in Black Lives Matter?

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Jews have had a place in racial justice since the mid-20th century, when rabbis around the country stood by Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. throughout his fight for civil rights. But now some are asking what the role of Jews should be in today’s national conversation about race. Read More »

The Six-Day War’s “Censored Voices”


by Laura Davis Nearly 50 years after the Six-Day War ended with a resounding Israeli victory, several men came together to listen to their younger selves discuss the things they wish they could forget. Mor Loushy’s film, Censored Voices, brings together soldiers who fought in the 1967 war to listen to a conversation they had with each other in the ... Read More »

What Did The Magna Carta Do For Jews?

King John faces the barons at the sealing of the Magna Carta

Historian Derek Taylor explores the answer in this 800th anniversary year of the historic document. Read More »

How Bad is Israel’s Wave of Violence?


While there must be no dismissal or flippancy about the killing of Israelis, there is a need to put this series of attacks into its proper perspective. Read More »

Netanyahu’s DC Schedule Includes White House, Think Tanks


President Barack Obama meets with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Monday in the context of a new reality: that a two-state solution will not be negotiated on his watch. Read More »

At 25, A Jewish Theater’s New Chapter


After facing controversy, Washington DC's Theater J has a new leader. Read More »

Historian Jeffrey Herf on Interpreting Iran Through Germany


by Emily Shwake Jeffrey Herf is a professor of modern European intellectual history at the University of Maryland. He has used his specialization in 20th-century Germany as a context from which to comment on contemporary issues in the Arab world and animosity toward Israel. He writes frequently for The Times of Israel and The American Interest and is an award-winning author. ... Read More »

Matisyahu Shakes Off the Dust with New Album


This month’s release of Live at Stubb’s Vol. III marks 10 years in the limelight for Matisyahu, the American Jewish reggae rapping sensation. But it hasn’t all been smooth sailing for the man his fans commonly refer to as Matis. Read More »

“Faith Ed” Tackles Religion in the Classroom


by Laura Davis In March of 2014, during a meeting at her synagogue in Lexington, Massachusetts, Linda K. Wertheimer heard about some disturbing incidents of anti-Semitism in the neighboring town of Bedford. Swastikas had been painted on playground equipment, and small children were playing a game they called “Jail the Jews.” The events caused her to reflect on her own childhood in ... Read More »