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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


July 11, 2019 3:11 pm
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Birthright or Birth-Wrong?

As the father of a daughter who learned a lot about Israel from her Birthright trip a decade ago, I was intrigued by David Halbfinger’s...

June 13, 2019 1:18 pm
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The New York Times and Birthright

It might be considered odd for a major newspaper to run a front-page story about Risa Nagel, who abandoned her Birthright tour in Israel to...

June 11, 2019 9:03 am
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Returning to Jerusalem and Hebron

Reflecting on ten days in Israel -- all but one in Jerusalem and the other in Hebron -- several experiences, shared with my son, will...

May 1, 2019 12:26 pm
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The New York Times’ Appalling Cartoon

Amid the justifiable furor that erupted over the obscene antisemitic cartoon that recently appeared in the international New York Times, its editors remained silent for...

April 18, 2019 4:36 pm
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The Annexation of the Settlements

On the eve of his re-election as prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu indicated on Israeli television that he intended to extend Israeli sovereignty over Jewish settlements,...

April 3, 2019 8:38 am
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The New York Times Is Enthralled by Hating Israel

By now the enduring motto of The New York Times – “All the News That’s Fit to Print” – is understood to mean all the...

March 24, 2019 12:59 pm
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President Trump’s Purim Gift

President Trump’s stunning and, for many Israelis, long overdue and welcome announcement that “it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s sovereignty...

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,...

Features

New ‘Brave’ Approach to Combating Antisemitism on College Campuses

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An Incredible Auschwitz Exhibit and Experience Comes to New York

  JNS.org - A new exhibit at New York City’s Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is filled...

World

Trump Says US Navy ‘Destroyed’ Iranian Drone in Gulf

President Donald Trump said on Thursday that a US Navy ship had "destroyed" an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after the aircraft threatened the ship, in the latest incident...

Israel

Netanyahu: Israel Will Deliver ‘Crushing Blow’ in Any Future Wa...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that if Israel was forced into another war with Hezbollah, “we will...

Middle East

Three Iranian Nationals Charged With Exporting Carbon Fiber From US to Iran

JNS.org - Three Iranian nationals have been charged with illegally smuggling carbon fiber, a crucial component to make a nuclear bomb, announced the US Department of Justice on Tuesday. Behzad Pourghannad...

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