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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 21, 2018 9:15 pm

Roger Cohen’s Shame

A distinguishing trait of New York Times columnist Roger Cohen, as it was for his predecessor Anthony Lewis, is Jewish shame. Lewis frequently lamented that...

January 10, 2018 12:18 pm

Goldberg Variations

The New York Times is known, among other things, for promoting its own lavishly sponsored "Journeys" with full-page advertisements. For $6,995 and up it offers...

January 5, 2018 9:39 am

Palestinian ‘Refugees’

It has been suggested that counters don’t think and it is thinkers who really count. Nowhere is this mantra more applicable than to the perennial...

October 20, 2017 11:46 am

Why Are Hebron Apartments a Big Deal to the New York Times?

In a six-column article, The New York Times (on Oct. 17) reported on Israeli plans to implement “a significant expansion” of settlements in the “occupied West...

October 10, 2017 1:48 pm

Israel and its History Under Siege

Of the publishing of anti-Israel books there is no end. According to London-based writer and musician Thomas Suárez, Israel is “a racially predicated state” based...

September 28, 2017 4:17 pm

Another Example of Myopic, Anti-Israel Journalism

After the Oslo Accords were signed, Australian journalist John Lyons believed that “the world was on the brink of resolving one of the most relentless conflicts...

January 31, 2017 7:52 am

Fictional Hebron

A trio of Californian-American-Jewish novelists, whose religion is liberalism, have recently discovered the ancient biblical city of Hebron. But they demonstrate little fondness for the city...

January 23, 2017 12:59 pm

Relocating the US Embassy in Israel: Better Late Than Never

President Donald Trump made a campaign promise to “move the American embassy to Jerusalem – to the eternal capital of the Jewish people.” Amid the media...

January 4, 2017 6:18 am

Unfree Speech on the Temple Mount

Having taught the history of freedom of speech in the United States for 45 years to college students at Brandeis and Wellesley I retain a residual...

December 30, 2016 3:19 pm

Breakfast Companions: New York Times and Wall Street Journal

More decades ago than I care to remember I was raised to be a good liberal. In my American Jewish family that meant starting each...

December 19, 2016 7:26 am

Trump’s Pick for Israel Ambassador Is ‘Dangerous’ and ‘Hazardous’ for The New York Times

The New York Times launched a triple-barreled critique (December 17) of President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of David M. Friedman as the next American Ambassador to...

December 9, 2016 2:18 pm

The Stench of Hypocrisy at Yale University

In recent years liberal anti-liberalism has been vividly – and noxiously – displayed on many American college and university campuses. The creation of “Hate Spaces”...

November 28, 2016 11:38 am

Literary Rites of Passage

Philip Roth’s decision to stop writing earned the laudatory attention it deserves. After authoring 31 books, he announced, first to himself and then to the literary...

November 9, 2016 8:48 am

This Land Is Whose Land?

In yet another compulsive denial of Jewish history in the land of Israel, the Palestinian Authority recently announced its intention to claim ownership rights to...


George Clooney to Narrate New Shimon Peres Documentary

Actor George Clooney will narrate a new documentary about late Israeli statesman Shimon Peres, Variety reported on Tuesday. “Never Stop Dreaming:...

Activist Showcases 70 Israeli Destinations in Project for Israel’s Independence Day

A Florida-based pro-Israel activist has launched a project showcasing 70 locations...

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s ‘Superman’ … at the Kotel - American actor Dean Cain, known for his role as “Superman” in the hit 1990s’...


Alan Dershowitz on Israel at 70: ‘A Light Unto the World’ - Ahead of Israel’s 70th birthday in May, longtime Harvard University Law professor, attorney and author Alan Dershowitz announced that...

Taylor Force’s Father Becomes an Advocate for ‘Right Vs. Wrong’ - Stuart Force never imagined that he would spend his retirement traveling across...

Taylor Force Act Hits Snag in Senate, as Pro-Israel Groups Urge Passage - Amid never-ending speculation over the release of President Donald Trump’s anticipated Israeli-Palestinian...


Taylor Force Act Represents ‘180-Degree’ Turn in US Stance on P...

The leading private advocate of pending US legislation that sanctions the Palestinian Authority for financially incentivizing terrorism pronounced himself "very satisfied" on...

Middle East

Gaza Security Official: Main Suspect in Attack on Palestinian PM Dead After...

The main suspect in last week's attempted assassination of Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah died of his wounds after a gun...