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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

March 3, 2023 10:38 am

A Bumbling Ambassador in Israel

In a striking display of arrogance – and ignorance – American Ambassador to Israel Thomas Nides recently told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu what he must...

January 8, 2023 9:18 am

Visiting The Temple Mount: Much Ado About Nothing

This past week, The New York Times ran an ominous sounding headline: “Hard-line Israeli Minister Visits Jerusalem Holy Site; Palestinians Seethe.” What made them seethe? Itamar...

December 12, 2022 8:50 am

Hady Amr’s Fantasy

The recent announcement of Hady Amr’s appointment as “special representative for Palestinian affairs” in the State Department’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs provides a revealing...

August 14, 2022 2:26 pm

Whats In A Name? A History of Jewish Auerbachs

As a boy I was not enamored of my family surname. To be sure, Auerbach secured a place at, or very near, the top of...

June 10, 2022 11:32 am

Despised Settlers

According to the Biblical narrative Abraham’s purchase of the Machpelah cave in Hebron as the burial site for Sarah (Genesis 23) marks the first property...

May 15, 2022 10:04 am

When Arabs Became Palestinians

With the recent eruption of Palestinian violence on the Temple Mount, followed by the murder of three Israelis from the town of Elad, it is...

April 14, 2022 11:27 am

Hebron and Jerusalem

My first visit to Israel, nearly fifty years ago, was sponsored by the American Jewish Committee for “disaffected Jewish academics.” I was eminently qualified. Although...

March 21, 2022 11:05 am

Another Biden Blunder in Pick for Israel Envoy

Thomas Nides, recently appointed as the United States' ambassador to Israel, seems conspicuously unqualified for the position — unless misguided criticism of Israel is a...

March 8, 2022 12:03 pm

Israel Despised

Diatribes against Israel by Jews are hardly new. But French journalist Sylvain Cypel, who emigrated to Israel in time to become an IDF paratrooper before...

February 28, 2022 12:00 pm

Israeli Heroines

Any newcomer to Jerusalem’s Old City learns that it is divided into four quarters: Jewish, Muslim, Christian and Armenian. Although there are no formal boundaries,...

November 8, 2021 8:03 am

The New York Times, Again

Nothing seems worthier of publication in the New York Times than the laceration of Israel. This, to be sure, is nothing new. Decades before there...

October 28, 2021 12:03 pm

Building Jewish Hebron

The recent announcement that new housing has been authorized for Hebron Jews predictably stoked fury among Israelis on the political left, for whom Hebron —...

October 15, 2021 10:15 am

Prayer and Punishment on the Temple Mount

Several decades ago, during a visit to the Old City of Jerusalem, I was chatting with Mahmoud, my favorite antiquities dealer who had become a...

September 24, 2021 12:01 pm

Remembering Aharon Appelfeld

A decade ago my closest Israeli friend, on sabbatical leave and living in the Boston suburb of Brookline, invited me to a gathering of fellow...


Palestinian Boys Arrested in East Jerusalem for Planned Pipe Bomb Attacks

i24 News — The Jerusalem Police revealed on Tuesday that they had thwarted a planned series of pipe bomb attacks in East Jerusalem. A month-long investigation by the Central Unit of...

Middle East

Iran-Backed Houthi Terrorists Vow to Target All Ships Heading to Israel

Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi militia will target all ships heading to Israeli ports, even if they do not pass through the Red Sea, the head of the US-designated terrorist organization said...

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