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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 12, 2019 7:40 am
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The New York Times Laments the Netanyahu-Trump Partnership

The New York Times has long made it a habit to inflate the number of Palestinian refugees displaced during Israel’s War of Independence in 1948....

February 14, 2019 3:29 pm
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The True History of the Land of Israel

Millennia before Palestinians appeared on the world stage following the Six-Day War, the “West Bank” was already known as Judea and Samaria. “Palestine” dates from...

January 21, 2019 7:17 am
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A New York Times Columnist Exploits Martin Luther King’s Legacy to Lacerate Israel

"My conscience leaves me no choice,” wrote New York Times columnist Michelle Alexander on January 20, than to declare that it is “time to break...

January 3, 2019 3:24 pm
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False News in The New York Times

The New York Times cannot let go of David Halbfinger’s three-and-a-half page, 4,700 word screed from December 30. In the article, Halbfinger recounted the death...

December 31, 2018 4:41 pm
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The New York Times ‘War Crime’

Imagine appropriate news coverage of the horrific Nazi slaughter of six million Jews. Then imagine coverage, by the same newspaper, of the accidental killing --...

December 19, 2018 5:40 am
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Baby Amiad Yisrael and The New York Times

On the last night of Hanukkah seven Israelis were wounded in a drive-by shooting at a bus stop on the main road between Jerusalem and...

December 4, 2018 8:29 am
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The New York Times and Hanukkah

Ever since Adolph Ochs purchased The New York Times in 1896, launching what eventually became the Sulzberger family dynasty that still presides over the newspaper,...

December 2, 2018 3:52 am
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Hanukkah Memories

Every year, as Hanukkah approaches, I remove the First Book of Maccabees from my book case. The inscribed purchase date, November 1977, anticipated the Hanukkah following...

October 21, 2018 8:13 am
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A New Neighborhood in Hebron

The upcoming Torah reading on Shabbat -- Chaye Sarah -- recounts Sarah’s death in “Kiryat Arba, now Hebron.” Abraham, in his grief, approached Ephron the...

July 10, 2018 11:28 am
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Israel on Fire and The New York Times

“All the News That’s Fit to Print,” the venerable motto of The New York Times ever since publisher Adolph Ochs made it his newspaper’s pledge...

June 27, 2018 12:18 pm
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The Palestinian Refugee Scam

Another Nakba Day, the annual commemoration of the catastrophic displacement of Palestinians from their homes in the 1948 war launched by Arab states to annihilate...

June 24, 2018 10:21 am
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A Dead Gaza Baby

Last month Israel began to confront a daily barrage of fire kites and burning tire smoke across its Gaza border, igniting fires that destroyed thousands...

May 21, 2018 7:21 am
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Gaza and the Fallacy of Moral Equivalence

Rarely does the photo, four columns wide, of a dead baby appear on page one of The New York Times as it did on May 17....

May 15, 2018 7:26 am
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Israel’s 70th in The New York Times

Even though I anticipated the answer, I still could not help wondering how The New York Times would respond to the 70th anniversary of Israel’s...

Culture

Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner Give Hamentashen to White House Reporters for Purim

Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner gave hamentashen to White House reporters on Wednesday for...

Israel’s Other Founding Fathers and a Vanquished World

Spies of No Country: Secret Lives at the Birth of Israel by Matti Friedman (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2019). “Time...

Supermodel Karlie Kloss Confirms She Converted to Judaism Before Marrying Joshua Kushner

Supermodel Karlie Kloss confirmed for the first time publicly that she...

Features

Albert Einstein’s Brilliance, Humor, and Literal Connection to Israel

JNS.org - One thing is for sure: While the writing on the pages...

Jewish Singer Uses Music to Get Through a Rocky Road

In the age of streaming music, releasing an album with 21 songs might not be the best business move. Giving...

Volunteers Bond with Residents at ‘Special’ Center in the Negev

JNS.org - When Nina Paul first visited ALEH Negev Nahalat-Eran several years ago,...

World

New Zealand Reopens Mosques That Were Attacked; Many ‘March for Love&...

Smelling of fresh paint, the two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch where a gunman killed 50 worshipers...

Israel

Rafi Eitan, Legendary Spy Who Captured Adolf Eichmann, Dies at 92

The legendary Israeli spy who masterminded the capture of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann has died at 92. Rafi Eitan was a Mossad agent in 1960 when, acting on information gathered...

Middle East

Islamic State ‘Caliphate’ Defeated, Yet Threat Persists

US-backed forces proclaimed the capture of Islamic State's last territory in Syria on Saturday, eliminating its rule over a self-proclaimed "caliphate," but the jihadists remain a threat from sleeper cells...

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