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Jerold S. Auerbach is the author of ten books, including Unequal Justice: Lawyers and Social Change in Modern America (1976), a New York Times Noteworthy Book; Justice Without Law? (1983); Rabbis and Lawyers: The Journey From Torah to Constitution (1990, 2010); Jacob's Voices: Reflections of a Wandering American Jew (1996, 2010); Are We One? Jewish Identity in the United States and Israel (2001); Explorers in Eden: Pueblo Indians and the Promised Land (2006); Hebron Jews: Memory and Conflict in the Land of Israel (2009); Brothers at War: Israel and the Tragedy of the Altalena (2011); and Against the Grain: A Historian's Journey (2012). His articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Commentary, Harper's, The New York Times, Jerusalem Post, Forward, The Jewish Press and American Thinker. Auerbach has been a Guggenheim Fellow, Fulbright Lecturer at Tel Aviv University, recipient of two College Teachers Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and Visiting Scholar at the Harvard Law School. He is Professor Emeritus of History at Wellesley College.

ARTICLES BY: Jerold Auerbach


October 15, 2021 10:15 am
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Prayer and Punishment on the Temple Mount

Several decades ago, during a visit to the Old City of Jerusalem, I was chatting with Mahmoud, my favorite antiquities dealer who had become a...

September 24, 2021 12:01 pm
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Remembering Aharon Appelfeld

A decade ago my closest Israeli friend, on sabbatical leave and living in the Boston suburb of Brookline, invited me to a gathering of fellow...

August 2, 2021 12:40 pm
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Ideological Indigestion in the New York Times

Anyone familiar with the incessant criticism of Israel from journalist Mairav Zonszein is unlikely to be surprised by her most recent contribution to The New...

June 24, 2021 11:36 am
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Jews and Israelis; Arabs and Palestinians

Historians understand that knowledge of the past is necessary to understand the present. So it is with “Palestine,” which made its debut in the 5th...

June 4, 2021 12:00 pm
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New York Times Absurdities

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, whose writings repeatedly demonstrate how little he knows about Israel, cannot be restrained. Immoral equivalence between Israel and Hamas...

May 26, 2021 5:21 pm
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Thomas Friedman’s Fantasy

Thomas Friedman, the self-appointed unrelenting critic of Israel for The New York Times, has seized another opportunity to bolster his credentials. As it also did...

May 25, 2021 2:04 pm
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Israel Is to Blame

Laceration of Israel is nothing new for The New York Times. Decades before Jewish statehood, criticism of Zionism was embedded in the newspaper purchased by...

May 21, 2021 5:19 pm
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Fantasies of Israel’s Disappearance

Just when it seems that The New York Times might finally set aside, at least for the moment, its unrelenting obsession with Israeli “occupation” of...

May 16, 2021 10:25 am
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Bernie’s Bile

Senator Bernie Sanders, the son of a Polish immigrant father, grew up in Brooklyn and spent a summer working on a kibbutz. That experience seems...

May 12, 2021 12:55 pm
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Property Rights and Political Wrongs in Jerusalem

The violent eruption in Jerusalem, sparked by the pending eviction of four Palestinian families from their Jewish-owned homes in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh...

May 7, 2021 6:32 am
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President Biden and Israel

President Joe Biden has a long record of discomfort with Israel. Four decades ago, in a meeting of Senators with Prime Minister Menachem Begin, Biden...

April 27, 2021 1:56 pm
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News Fit and Unfit to Print

For more than a century, ever since Adolph Ochs purchased the New York Times in 1896, his newspaper has proudly proclaimed (on the front page)...

April 11, 2021 1:41 pm
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President Biden: Israel’s Friend or Foe?

Donald Trump was indisputably the best presidential friend of Israel since 1948, when Harry S. Truman recognized the fledgling Jewish state moments after its Declaration...

March 21, 2021 3:19 pm
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Mourning Justus Weiner

I was deeply saddened to learn of the recent death of Justus Weiner, a human rights lawyer who made aliya to Israel in 1981 and...

World

Iranian Supertanker Departing from Venezuela to Transport Heavy Oil

i24 News – An Iran-flagged supertanker on Saturday was about to set sail from Venezuelan waters carrying 2 million barrels of heavy crude provided by state-run oil firm PDVSA, Reuters...

Israel

Israeli Health Ministry Chief Upholds Mask Mandate Despite Ease of COVID Cu...

i24 News — On Friday, Israel's Health Ministry Director-General Nachman Ash reassured that Israel can continue the easing of COVID...

Middle East

Iran Court Upholds Jail Term for UK-Iranian Aid Worker, Lawyer Says

An Iranian appeals court has upheld a one-year prison term for British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe on security offenses, her lawyer was quoted by an Iranian news website as saying...

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