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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

August 6, 2020 6:07 am

Is Sovereignty Irrelevant?

The controversy over whether Israel can, or should, extend sovereignty over Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) and the Jordan Valley has...

July 26, 2020 9:16 am

The Decline and Fall of Tolerance

There was a time, not that long ago, when liberalism meant open-mindedness, even freedom of speech. Not any longer. Thoughtful and tolerant discourse has now...

July 9, 2020 2:49 am

Peter Beinart’s Israel-Palestine Fantasies

Nearly a decade ago, Peter Beinart, a journalist with impeccable leftist credentials, authored a New York Times column titled “To Save Israel, Boycott the Settlements.”...

July 5, 2020 3:27 am

Yale Fails at the Renaming Game

The headline of a full-page ad in The New York Times (July 2) — “Rename Yale Now” — immediately caught my attention. And the subheading...

June 25, 2020 11:20 am

‘Annexation’ or Sovereignty?

“Annexation Looms” headlined a mournful New York Times article (June 19) co-authored by Jerusalem Bureau Chief David M. Halbfinger and Adam Rasgon, Palestinian affairs reporter...

June 17, 2020 11:05 am

Annexation Fulfills Zionist Dream

Yossi Klein Halevi has long been one of my favorite Israeli writers. Our shared New York boyhoods -- his in Brooklyn and mine in Queens...

June 10, 2020 5:31 am

Settlements and Sovereignty

As the Trump administration develops its plan, soon to be announced, for the extension of Israeli sovereignty over Jewish settlements in the West Bank, fury...

June 1, 2020 1:13 pm

The New York Times’ Anguish Over Annexation

Nothing is likelier to rile New York Times editors -- and, not infrequently, columnists and contributing writers -- than Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria,...

May 17, 2020 11:31 am

One Professor’s Anti-Israel Fantasy

Of the laceration of Israel there is no end. The most recent contributor to this favored pastime is Noura Erakat, a Rutgers University professor and...

May 3, 2020 3:17 am

The Palestinian Refugee Scam

Can history be undone? The correct answer is: of course not. Surely what happened happened, notwithstanding any subsequent discomfort with the result. Not so fast. For example:...

April 22, 2020 5:44 am

Israel Memories

Warmly greeting my family at Ben Gurion airport in September 1974 was Haggai, a Tel Aviv University history professor who would become my mentor and...

March 26, 2020 1:38 pm

A Biden Presidency Could Be Bad for Israel

Amid the hovering coronavirus danger, it might be a useful distraction to remember the past and anticipate the future. In the upcoming presidential election, incumbent Donald...

February 19, 2020 7:58 am

American Jews ‘Dismayed’ by Israel

Of the writing of books critical of Israel by American Jews, invariably liberals, there is no end. All that has changed is that women have...

February 9, 2020 2:45 pm

The Woman in Hebron

Ilana Hammerman was not a familiar name. But the subtitle of her new book was irresistible: One Woman’s Story of Challenging Borders in Israel/Palestine. She...


Young Global Jewry at Forefront of Fight Against COVID-19

Masa Israel Journey, a leader in immersive international experiences in Israel founded by the Jewish Agency and government of Israel,...

Checking in on COVID-19 and Jewish Seniors - As America’s battle with the novel coronavirus has raged on, America’s Jewish community has suffered its share of...

Celebrating the Banai Family and the History of Israel in Jerusalem - Museums are in crisis all over the world due to the...


Facebook Urged to Adopt International Antisemitism Definition

A coalition of 128 organizations has sent an open letter to Facebook's board of directors calling on the social media giant to officially adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA)...


As Gaza Border Heats Up, Hamas Fires Rocket Barrage Into Sea in Apparent &#...

As tensions continue to rise on the Israel-Gaza Strip border, the coastal enclave's ruling terrorist group, Hamas, fired a barrage...

Middle East

Lebanese Blogger’s Video Slamming Hezbollah Over Beirut Blast Goes Vi...

A Lebanese blogger’s video attacking Hezbollah in the wake of the deadly explosion in Beirut last week has gone viral...

August 10, 2020 10:38 am

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