Andrew Porwancher’s The Jewish World of Alexander Hamilton dissects the Founding Father’s unique relationship to the Jewish community.
An emotional connection to our Judaism cannot be our only solace. Knowledge is the solution to the problem Jewish students face today.
Often, it seems that the people who talk about diversity never visit diverse communities. People seem to think that diversity is based on how one looks. True diversity is not about how someone looks, but how they act.
Decisive action must be taken in the fight against individual liberties – the future of the American experiment our Founders fought to preserve is at stake.
The internet leaves people free to judge and shame others without remorse. Should Jews take part in this culture of shame, or would Jewish tradition say this is taking accountability too far?
To many, what constitutes American values is obvious: private property, civil liberties, the rule of law, and political equality, to name a few. But these values are hardly exclusively American. In fact, these notions are often the extension of ideas first found directly in the Tanakh.
On Christmas Day, 1991, the hammer-and-sickle banner that had fluttered over the Kremlin for 70 years was lowered for the last time, replaced by the new flag of the Russian Federation. The Soviet Union had collapsed.
A striking fact about modern Zionism is that its founder, Theodor Herzl, dedicated his life to Jewish statehood despite originally caring little for Jewishness. At one point, he even advocated that Jews be baptized; he also
Why return to Vladimir Jabotinsky today? In Hillel Halkin’s Jabotinsky (2014), we witness the transformative experiences of this great man’s youth, which help to explain how he became the formidable Zionist thinker and strategist we know him to
Throughout the twentieth century, New York was defined by some of the same forces that shaped other major American cities: the Great Depression, waves of immigration, the World Wars, and the post-war boom. However, New York