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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 18, 2021 1:37 pm

Israel in Memory

As a 15-year-old I made my peace with the reality that I would not follow my cousin Hank Greenberg to baseball stardom. I chose the...

January 14, 2021 6:58 am

Two Davids in the New York Times

While politicians, lawyers, and editors fiercely debated whether President Trump had committed the impeachable offense of inciting violence against the government of the United States,...

December 30, 2020 6:34 pm

Jonathan Pollard, Home at Last

It was June, 1997. The phone rang. My 10-year-old daughter handed it to me and said with a knowing smile: “It’s Jonathan.” His now familiar...

December 16, 2020 6:05 am

My Hanukkah Memories

Hanukkah was my favorite boyhood holiday. Eight nights of candle lighting, a dreidel to spin, and parental gifts. Best of all, my father would set...

December 13, 2020 3:36 am

President Biden, Equivocator-in-Chief

Marking the third anniversary of President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently celebrated that gift by...

November 30, 2020 1:18 pm

Obama’s Promised Land

A Promised Land, Barack Obama’s newly-published 768-page memoir that tops The New York Times Best Seller List, borrows its title from the Biblical recounting of...

November 23, 2020 2:02 pm

Enduring Memories of Holocaust Remembrance

Our family subscription issue of Life magazine, dated May 7, 1945, arrived on my ninth birthday. Its cover photograph, under the caption “The German People,” showed...

November 10, 2020 3:19 pm

Hebron in History and Memory

My first visit to Hebron came nearly half a century ago with a group of “disaffected Jewish academics,” chosen by the American Jewish Committee to...

November 2, 2020 2:08 pm

Will Anything Change at New York Times?

The New York Times has a new Jerusalem bureau chief, with Patrick Kingsley replacing David Halbfinger, its most Israel-friendly Jerusalem reporter. London-born, Kingsley was Middle...

October 20, 2020 11:44 am

The Case Against The New York Times

In familiar laceration mode, the Editorial Board of The New York Times Sunday Review recently (October 18) offered “The Case Against Donald Trump.” Page one...

October 17, 2020 11:48 pm

Memories While Watching the Barrett Hearings

Watching Senate confirmation hearings for the appointment of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court I was impressed with her concise and articulate responses...

October 12, 2020 11:06 am

Adolph Ochs’ Legacy at The New York Times

The New York Times’ Jewish problem is more than a century old. It dates to 1896, when Adolph S. Ochs, publisher of The Chattanooga Times,...

October 7, 2020 12:39 pm

Jerusalem’s History Revisited and Revised

Confined to my home library by the corona virus shutdown of our public library, I recently reread Jerusalem Besieged (2004) by George Washington University Professor...

September 27, 2020 8:50 am

Beware of Israel’s Critics

At his Times of Israel blog on September 24, University of Maryland Distinguished Professor Jeffrey Herf cites “the great American weakening, which has been the hallmark...


Israeli Locust Slayers Train Ethiopians to Save Crops - Some call it a plague. Yoav Motro calls it a war. The enemies are the huge armies of desert...

An Israeli Soldier Gives His All for Lonely Senior Citizens - “Between 11th and 12th grade, after a tough fencing session, I saw a television report about all these...

Why the UAE Wants Israeli Help to Secure Its Food Supplies - Food security is emerging as a key area in which the United Arab Emirates is eager for Israeli...


In First, Woman Elected to Head Israeli Religious Party - For the first time in Israel’s history, a woman was elected this week to head a religious party running for the Knesset, when Jerusalem Deputy Mayor Hagit Moshe...

Middle East

Saudi Foreign Minister ‘Optimistic’ on US Ties Under Biden, Cal...

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister, Faisal bin Farhan, said Thursday that the country is "optimistic" about relations with the United States...

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