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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


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
5

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
3

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
1

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
1

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
3

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
7

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
3

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
6

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...

August 30, 2016 6:40 am
2

Kudos to the University of Chicago on Commitment to ‘Rigorous Debate’

With a new academic year approaching, it was reassuring to read a headline declaring, “Free Speech Is the Basis of a True Education.” Following recent...

August 28, 2016 4:19 am
4

At Home in Hebron

Shabbat marked the 87th (Hebrew calendar) anniversary of the horrific 1929 Hebron Massacre in which Jews were raped, mutilated and murdered. Rampaging Arab mobs killed 67 Jewish residents and...

Culture

Israel to Host International Cybertech Conference for 4th Time

JNS.org -- Israel will host the world's most significant cyber technology summit, outside the US, later this month. Dozens of prominent...

Ivanka Trump Shares Snapshot of Kosher Inauguration Cake Featuring Mini Donald

President-elect Donald Trump's Jewish daughter, Ivanka, posted a picture on Instagram of a...

Features

What Will Trump’s Presidency Mean for US Ties With Israel’s Peaceful Arab Neighbors?

JNS.org - The upcoming Donald Trump presidency likely means a sharp break...

Israel’s German-Made Submarines Engulfed by Controversy, Shrouded in Secrecy

JNS.org - Silently cruising in the depths of the seas, the Israeli Navy’s growing...

IDF Welcomes Soldier With Cerebral Palsy

JNS.org -- The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has welcomed its newest member, a soldier with cerebral palsy, as part of the military’s...

World

President Donald Trump Promises ‘Robust’ First 100 Days

The moment Donald Trump swears the oath of office and lifts his hand from the Bible as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, the clock begins on his...

Israel

Netanyahu Congratulates President Trump on Inauguration; Says He Looks Forw...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a congratulatory message to new US President Donald Trump as he took office on...

Middle East

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Reaping Economic Rewards in Syria

Iran's government and entities close to the elite Revolutionary Guards have signed major economic contracts with Syria, reaping what appear to be lucrative rewards for helping President Bashar al-Assad regain...

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