In his effort to cut David Ben-Gurion down to size, Tom Segev blames him for failures that were not his and gives him insufficient credit for his achievements. A closer examination of the historical record reveals a greater man than the one Segev attempts to dissect.
"People have often asked me if something like the revisionist Israeli historiography to which I contributed in the late 1980s exists on the Palestinian side."
Which played a larger role in Jewish migrations: oppression or economics?
That FDR could have done more for the Jews in the Holocaust has long been known, but have we fully understood how much his inaction sprang from his own antisemitism?
Are there hints about Marx’s thoughts on Judaism in his writing, and if so, what do they say?
John Barton has written a wonderful book about the Bible for believers and nonbelievers alike.
In celebration of our 10th anniversary, we asked 10 of our favorite readers which books they had found themselves recommending the most over the last decade.
A Kind of Conversation?, Law and Love, Kosher for Passover!, and Deep Rivers
The Koren Tanakh of the Land of Israel shows why the plagues were chosen and how the Israelites sang at the reed sea.
Part of being a ba’al teshuvah is the yearning to stop being one—to finally blend with those who never had to return because they never left.