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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

May 26, 2021 5:21 pm

Thomas Friedman’s Fantasy

Thomas Friedman, the self-appointed unrelenting critic of Israel for The New York Times, has seized another opportunity to bolster his credentials. As it also did...

May 25, 2021 2:04 pm

Israel Is to Blame

Laceration of Israel is nothing new for The New York Times. Decades before Jewish statehood, criticism of Zionism was embedded in the newspaper purchased by...

May 21, 2021 5:19 pm

Fantasies of Israel’s Disappearance

Just when it seems that The New York Times might finally set aside, at least for the moment, its unrelenting obsession with Israeli “occupation” of...

May 16, 2021 10:25 am

Bernie’s Bile

Senator Bernie Sanders, the son of a Polish immigrant father, grew up in Brooklyn and spent a summer working on a kibbutz. That experience seems...

May 12, 2021 12:55 pm

Property Rights and Political Wrongs in Jerusalem

The violent eruption in Jerusalem, sparked by the pending eviction of four Palestinian families from their Jewish-owned homes in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh...

May 7, 2021 6:32 am

President Biden and Israel

President Joe Biden has a long record of discomfort with Israel. Four decades ago, in a meeting of Senators with Prime Minister Menachem Begin, Biden...

April 27, 2021 1:56 pm

News Fit and Unfit to Print

For more than a century, ever since Adolph Ochs purchased the New York Times in 1896, his newspaper has proudly proclaimed (on the front page)...

April 11, 2021 1:41 pm

President Biden: Israel’s Friend or Foe?

Donald Trump was indisputably the best presidential friend of Israel since 1948, when Harry S. Truman recognized the fledgling Jewish state moments after its Declaration...

March 21, 2021 3:19 pm

Mourning Justus Weiner

I was deeply saddened to learn of the recent death of Justus Weiner, a human rights lawyer who made aliya to Israel in 1981 and...

March 7, 2021 2:11 pm

The New York Times’ ‘Occupation’ Obsession

Last month, in one of his debut articles as New York Times Jerusalem Bureau Chief, Patrick Kingsley focused on Israel’s distribution of coronavirus vaccines. But...

February 24, 2021 5:58 pm

The New York Times and COVID-19 Vaccines

In November, when The New York Times announced its appointment of a new Jerusalem Bureau Chief, I had hopes — and doubts. With that position...

February 16, 2021 3:26 pm

President Biden and Israel

With Donald Trump gone from the White House and the shame of impeachment as the Senate’s farewell, his most durable achievement is easily overlooked. He...

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,...


On Eve of Rosh Hashanah, Israel Sees Largest Wave of New Immigrants in 20 Y...

Israel has accepted almost 60,000 new immigrants over the past Jewish year, the highest number in 20 years mainly driven...


Poll: 65% of Israelis Think Country is ‘Good Place to Live’

i24 News – Nearly 65 percent of the country's population say Israel is a good place to live, while 33 percent of the respondents think the opposite, according to a...

Middle East

Iran Will Act Decisively After Biggest Protests in Years, President Says

Iran must deal decisively with protests which have swept the country after the death in custody of a woman detained by the Islamic Republic's morality police, President Ebrahim Raisi said...

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