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November 17, 2022
Theodor Herzl was gone, but his message survived
The founding father of Zionism taught his people “the darkness must retreat.”
November 13, 2022
The new Jew hatred
America’s small Jewish community endures nearly two-thirds of all anti-religious hate crimes annually.
September 4, 2022
The real Herzl: Haunted by Jew-hatred, like most European Jews
Early on, when he was still trying to fit in, there were clear signs that the Theodor Herzl that always was—was the Theodor Herzl he eventually became.
August 25, 2022
The Jewish and intellectual origins of this famously non-Jewish Jew
In Herzl’s household—like so many other bourgeois Jewish homes—the success in looking normal on the streets came at a high Jewish cost, even at home.
August 21, 2022
Theodor Herzl and the Jews’ leap of hope
Theodor Herzl remains the one essential Zionist leader 118 years after his death and 125 years after he convened the First Zionist Congress.
August 7, 2022
The secular socialist Zionist who insisted on mourning on Tisha B’Av
In 1934, Berl Katznelson, an avowedly secular socialist Zionist living in Tel Aviv, criticized members of his youth movement for going off to camp on Tisha B’Av.
February 6, 2022
Supreme Court vacancy: Ruth Bader Ginsberg need not apply
Viewing race or gender or any identity dimension too rigidly reflects a more worrisome trend of treating politics as a game of absolutes—be it from the left or the right.
October 14, 2021
The 1619-1776-1865-1940-1964 Project
As America becomes impasse-ville, many influential voices have imposed a false all-or-nothing historical choice on us.
June 4, 2021
No ceasefire in Palestinian anti-Americanism
Its existence reminds us that education counts, that civil society-building is necessary, and that donor money should be distributed carefully and strategically.
November 17, 2019
How you can help Israel fight the rockets
Rather than noting how tired we are, how much they want us to give up, let’s do the Zionist Jew-jitsu—turn the negative into the positive.
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