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avatar Jerold Auerbach
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

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...

September 15, 2020 11:38 am

The Middle East Transformation

It is hard — but not too hard — to feel sorry for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Now in the 15th year of his...

September 9, 2020 12:48 pm

Memories of the Israeli Writer Aharon Appelfeld

The beloved woman of my boyhood was my maternal grandmother Dora – or, as I lovingly knew her, “Granny.” Because she lived in Philadelphia (where...

September 3, 2020 4:23 am

My Reply to Benjamin Kerstein on the Settlements

I find your critique of all settlers -- but especially in Hebron and Kiryat Arba -- oblivious to Jewish and Zionist history in the Land...

August 30, 2020 1:25 pm

Settlements: Calamity or Fulfillment?

Benjamin Kerstein has been commended as “one of the finest American-Israeli authors of his generation.” But his recent Algemeiner critique — “Zionism, Messianism and the...

August 24, 2020 12:55 pm

In Memory of Professor Edward Alexander

In September 1974, I arrived in Israel as a Guggenheim Fellow to teach American history at Tel Aviv University. Having visited Israel for the first...

August 11, 2020 10:56 am

Ruminations on Writing

“New Project.docx” on my computer screen has enabled me to become the writer — if not the sportswriter — that I yearned to be as...

August 6, 2020 6:07 am

Is Sovereignty Irrelevant?

The controversy over whether Israel can, or should, extend sovereignty over Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) and the Jordan Valley has...

July 26, 2020 9:16 am

The Decline and Fall of Tolerance

There was a time, not that long ago, when liberalism meant open-mindedness, even freedom of speech. Not any longer. Thoughtful and tolerant discourse has now...

July 9, 2020 2:49 am

Peter Beinart’s Israel-Palestine Fantasies

Nearly a decade ago, Peter Beinart, a journalist with impeccable leftist credentials, authored a New York Times column titled “To Save Israel, Boycott the Settlements.”...

July 5, 2020 3:27 am

Yale Fails at the Renaming Game

The headline of a full-page ad in The New York Times (July 2) — “Rename Yale Now” — immediately caught my attention. And the subheading...


New Children’s Book Highlights Heroism of Anne Frank

We can all aspire to be heroes.  That is the lesson of an illustrated book series that recounts contributions that a...

Estate of Late Holocaust Survivor Sues ‘Borat’ Creators Over Appearance in Sequel

The estate of a recently-deceased Holocaust survivor has filed a lawsuit...


Young Global Jewry at Forefront of Fight Against COVID-19

Masa Israel Journey, a leader in immersive international experiences in Israel founded by the Jewish Agency and government of Israel,...

Checking in on COVID-19 and Jewish Seniors - As America’s battle with the novel coronavirus has raged on, America’s Jewish community has suffered its share of...

Celebrating the Banai Family and the History of Israel in Jerusalem - Museums are in crisis all over the world due to the...


‘Heil Hitler’ Chanted by Group Protesting Coronavirus Restricti...

A group protesting coronavirus restrictions in the Netherlands shouted “Heil Hitler” in the streets of the city of Den Bosch...


First Commercial Emirati Flight Lands in Tel Aviv

i24 News - The first commercial flight by Etihad Airways, the national Emirati air carrier, landed at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport Monday morning. Flight EY9607 cleared the distance between Abu...

Middle East

Trump Envoy Hopes Israeli-Arab Peace Deals Will Continue Whatever the US El...

Donald Trump's Middle East envoy said on Sunday the US president's push for an Israeli-Arab rapprochement was gaining momentum and he...

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