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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


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...

August 30, 2016 6:40 am
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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
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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...

August 16, 2016 6:05 am
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The New York Times at 120

One hundred and twenty years ago, on August 18, 1896, the precociously ambitious 28-year-old publisher of the Chattanooga Times, Adolph S. Ochs, purchased the financially...

August 14, 2016 4:59 pm
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Lamentation Postscript

The lamentations of Tisha b’Av, commemorating the destruction of the ancient Temples, have concluded. Solomon’s Temple, built in the 10th century BCE, was destroyed by...

August 4, 2016 2:07 pm
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Another ‘Ashamed’ Jew Bares Her Soul

Once upon a time, self-hating Jews flourished in the American diaspora, not only frightened of their own shadows but ready to appease enemies – ranging...

May 1, 2016 6:44 am
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Zionism as Americanism?

A curious coincidence: with Judge Merrick Garland’s nomination to the Supreme Court on indefinite hold in the Senate pending the November election results comes a...

Features

Chabad Emissaries Coming to Small Jewish Community of South Dakota

JNS.org -- A state boasting just 400 Jews is about to receive its first full-time...

Israeli Pre-Military Academy ‘Breaks You and Builds You Anew’

JNS.org - “Put your hands behind your back and get on your knees,” 19-year-old Noam Ohayon told me. I complied. “Now fall forward...

After Massive Diaspora Response, Israel’s Raging Fires Come Under Control

JNS.org - Improving weather conditions, a massive influx of support from the international community...

World

British-Jewish Student Leader Co-Sponsors Motion to Sever Ties With UK̵...

British-Jewish students are "fed up with taking a soft approach” to the head of the country’s largest student union -- who is embroiled...

Israel

First Delivery of Long-Awaited State-of-the-Art F-35A Stealth Jets on the W...

The first two of 50 state-of-the-art stealth planes produced jointly by US and Israeli aerospace industries are making their way to...

Middle East

Shell to Sign Initial Oil, Gas Deals With Tehran, Iranian Official Says

Royal Dutch Shell will sign initial agreements on Wednesday to develop Iranian oil and gas fields, an Iranian official said, the first deal by the world's second biggest listed oil...

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