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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 9, 2016 7:20 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

February 9, 2016 6:06 am

The True Heirs of Zionism

The photo is striking: a solitary Jewish settler, wearing a kippa, is standing alone on a hilltop overlooking the Palestinian village of Duma. It was...

January 20, 2016 1:55 am

Repetition and Avoidance at The New York Times

Six years ago, The New York Times published a poignant six-column report (March 10, 2010) by Isabel Kirshner about the eviction of a Palestinian family from...

December 9, 2015 7:27 am

Hanukkah Memories

Any holiday celebrated with chocolate coins became my instant boyhood favorite. Years before my bar mitzvah I was eager for Hanukkah, when eight nights of...

November 22, 2015 7:44 am

Which ‘Times’ Should You Read?

Last week, two young Americans were murdered in terrorist attacks, one in Israel and the other in France. Ezra Schwartz, an 18-year-old from Sharon, Mass., was...


10 Things That Happen During the Holidays — Only in Israel

1. Everyone wishes you a happy new year, easy fast and happy holiday -- just as they do for Christmas in...

Israel Advocate Wants to Change Views About Jewish State, One Tattoo at a Time

“Low-brow” art forms can be a powerful advocacy tool, the head of a...


Pro-Israel Groups at UC Berkeley Band Together to Counter-Protest ‘Da...

Two groups at UC Berkeley are gearing up to counter-protest an annual rally whose purpose is to demonize Israel, the head of one of the...


Israeli Security Services: Arab Citizen Arrested for Plotting Terrorist Att...

Israeli security forces have arrested an Arab-Israeli resident of eastern Jerusalem on suspicion of plotting a terrorist attack in the...

Middle East

Arab States Pressuring PA President Abbas to Resolve Internal Palestinian D...

Saudi Arabia, Egypt and other Arab states are piling pressure on Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to resolve divisions in his Fatah party...