The Holocaust was an impulsive rebellion by 'polytheistic instincts,' claimed Jewish American essayist and literary critic George Steiner, who passed away this month, aged 90. He also speculated about what might have happened if Hitler was captured by Israel
Towns of Shpira, Vermayza and Magentza, now known as Speyer, Worms and Mainz, were the center of Jewish life in the Middle Ages
The writing helps reveal a vibrant world where Jews weren't outsiders, in a city that provided a secular alternative to other Jewish communities in Germany at the time
Today marks 30 days since Amos Oz passed away. Haaretz is republishing here his text 'A full cart or an empty one,' an intellectual investigation of secular Jewish culture by one of Israel's greatest Hebrew writers
The law, which the Polish parliament passed in January, criminalizes rhetoric accusing the Polish people or state with responsibility or culpability for the crimes of the Holocaust
Once upon a time this day marked the end of a terrible plague. Then revisionism got involved.
The idea isn’t so much to turn Israelis into Orthodox Jews, but to get them to identify with the worldview of a party identified with settlements, says one critic
One book that depicts a religious family positively and secular family negatively will already be amended, said the ministry
What is the Jewish ethical imperative in the age of Trump? To watch vigilantly – but also to act, to speak up and make our voices heard, to stand between the victimizer and his victims.
In its decision to issue visas to African converts, the Israeli government is effectively granting formal recognition to this emerging Jewish community for the first time.
Bauman, who died in Britain, was a strong moral voice for the poor and dispossessed in a world upended by globalization.
The lawsuit concerns translations of four fragments of historical Yiddish articles published on the community's website, which were posted on the museum's website.
Albert Memmi wrote of Jews in the Arab world and concluded that many former colonies bore responsibility for at least some of their plight.
Arrivals / Departures: A Polish non-Jew explains why he's getting a Ph.D. in Jewish studies; an Orthodox doctor from Canada talks about the importance of believing in yourself – and therapy.
Ants are not wise, and Yosef was a gaon in an area to which only an ant could devote itself. Imagine the contribution he could have made to the state and to civilization had he broadened his horizons.
Polish Rabbi Eliyahu Guttmacher, a rabbinical scholar, teacher and mystic, was an early proponent of the Jews expediting the Messianic age.
The rabbis had to reinvent Judaic practices after the Romans destroyed the Second Temple, and it seems they invented the Jewish New Year out of thin air.
When the Dutch East India Co relented and let them into the Cape, without constraints, the Jews began to arrive.
A failed sermon is like a placid lake - pleasant, but static. A successful sermon is a ripple in still water, combining Jewish textual tradition with real-world issues.
Course was reinstated after solving procedural issues; revisions were made to the syllabus in response to concerns that the course was promoting political agenda.
Arie Hasit was Facebook's fourth user. He admits to occasionally wondering what might have been had he joined the tiny startup his suitemates were working on.
Glueckl of Hameln wrote of her perfectly pious husband, helping Chmielnicki survivors – and her own 'ethical will.'
The suspension came on the same day 43 Jewish, civil rights and education advocacy groups sent a letter to Chancellor Nicholas Dirks office raising concerns about the course.
Job, possibly the strangest book in the bible, is based on legends going back thousands of years, and is written in a very unusual form of Hebrew.
Committee charged with strengthening Sephardi heritage in education prioritizes the history of Jews from Arab countries over teaching why some democracies collapsed.
Anger sparked by Israel’s decision to fund mainly Orthodox organizations in new project to 'strengthening Jewish identity and the connection with Israel' among university students around world.
The Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education is set to double its space for exhibitions and end years of constant moving.
In addition to founding numerous Jewish institutions, Ticktin was a tenured academic and a torchbearer of the left-wing perspective on Israel.
Foundation for Jewish Camp awarded nearly $10 million over five years to establish four Jewish specialty camps.