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avatar Jerold Auerbach
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


January 31, 2017 7:52 am
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Fictional Hebron

A trio of Californian-American-Jewish novelists, whose religion is liberalism, have recently discovered the ancient biblical city of Hebron. But they demonstrate little fondness for the city...

January 23, 2017 12:59 pm
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Relocating the US Embassy in Israel: Better Late Than Never

President Donald Trump made a campaign promise to “move the American embassy to Jerusalem – to the eternal capital of the Jewish people.” Amid the media...

January 4, 2017 6:18 am
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Unfree Speech on the Temple Mount

Having taught the history of freedom of speech in the United States for 45 years to college students at Brandeis and Wellesley I retain a residual...

December 30, 2016 3:19 pm
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Breakfast Companions: New York Times and Wall Street Journal

More decades ago than I care to remember I was raised to be a good liberal. In my American Jewish family that meant starting each...

December 19, 2016 7:26 am
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Trump’s Pick for Israel Ambassador Is ‘Dangerous’ and ‘Hazardous’ for The New York Times

The New York Times launched a triple-barreled critique (December 17) of President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of David M. Friedman as the next American Ambassador to...

December 9, 2016 2:18 pm
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The Stench of Hypocrisy at Yale University

In recent years liberal anti-liberalism has been vividly – and noxiously – displayed on many American college and university campuses. The creation of “Hate Spaces”...

November 28, 2016 11:38 am
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Literary Rites of Passage

Philip Roth’s decision to stop writing earned the laudatory attention it deserves. After authoring 31 books, he announced, first to himself and then to the literary...

November 9, 2016 8:48 am
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This Land Is Whose Land?

In yet another compulsive denial of Jewish history in the land of Israel, the Palestinian Authority recently announced its intention to claim ownership rights to...

November 4, 2016 3:47 pm
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Home Sweet Home: From Amona to Shiloh

Like Jarndyce v. Jarndyce in Charles Dickens’ Bleak House, the legal saga of some fifty families in the Jewish outpost of Amona “drones on.” Founded...

November 2, 2016 4:07 am
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Ari Shavit’s Other Sin

The evident suffering of Israeli journalist Ari Shavit, who has resigned from Haaretz and his television news slot following allegations of sexual harassment for which...

October 31, 2016 4:19 am
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Fixing ‘News That’s Fit to Print’

Rami Nazzal is a Palestinian resident of east Jerusalem who guides tours “freely and safely across borders,” providing “a window into the reality of Palestine.”...

October 30, 2016 6:24 am
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Remembering the Altalena

Last Thursday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu unveiled a new memorial to the 16 victims of Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion’s order to open fire on the...

October 9, 2016 7:20 am
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The New York Times Strikes (Out) Again

When it comes to Jewish settlements, The New York Times has long had a low boiling point. Railing at Israeli government approval for “the construction of...

September 11, 2016 4:30 am
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A Journey of Faith in the New York Times

Nearly two years ago, New York Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan recommended that coverage in Israel should expand to include “a native Arab speaker on staff...

Culture

Ancient Hebrew Inscriptions Found in Galilee Synagogue

JNS.org - Two ancient Hebrew inscriptions dating back some 1,800 years were found in the courtyard of an ancient synagogue in the...

Leah Adler, Steven Spielberg’s Mother, Dies at Age 97

She was a concert pianist and a painter and most recently the owner of a kosher restaurant in Los Angeles...

Features

International Jewish Youth Convention’s Delicate Balancing Act On Refugee Debate

JNS.org -- In an ever-polarized American era, nonprofits often need to decide how to make...

International Conference of Jewish Teens About Vision and Resolve

JNS.org -- My interview with Aaron Mantell and Danielle Wadler, two teens from New York’s Long Island region, was drowned out by...

Donald Trump Should Buy a Suit From This Holocaust Survivor

Although it seems trivial to critique the clothing of a politician, GQ, Stephen Colbert and even a tailor from London all recently commented on President Donald Trump's...

World

Israeli TV Personality Lucy Aharish Tells San Diego Students How Pride in M...

A celebrity Israeli anchor who hosts a morning current-affairs program told an audience at San Diego State University (SDSU) earlier...

Israel

For First Time, Christian Arab Earns Spot in Elite Israeli Air Force Course

JNS.org - For the first time, a Christian Arab Israeli has been accepted into the military's prestigious pilots course, Israel Hayom has learned. The young man, whose name cannot be revealed, was among...

Middle East

Israeli Military Chief: We Are Operating ‘Under the Radar’ to Keep Hezb...

The IDF is “operating under the radar to prevent Hezbollah from getting stronger,” Israel’s military chief told a key Knesset...

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