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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 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...

June 25, 2020 11:20 am

‘Annexation’ or Sovereignty?

“Annexation Looms” headlined a mournful New York Times article (June 19) co-authored by Jerusalem Bureau Chief David M. Halbfinger and Adam Rasgon, Palestinian affairs reporter...

June 17, 2020 11:05 am

Annexation Fulfills Zionist Dream

Yossi Klein Halevi has long been one of my favorite Israeli writers. Our shared New York boyhoods -- his in Brooklyn and mine in Queens...

June 10, 2020 5:31 am

Settlements and Sovereignty

As the Trump administration develops its plan, soon to be announced, for the extension of Israeli sovereignty over Jewish settlements in the West Bank, fury...

June 1, 2020 1:13 pm

The New York Times’ Anguish Over Annexation

Nothing is likelier to rile New York Times editors -- and, not infrequently, columnists and contributing writers -- than Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria,...

May 17, 2020 11:31 am

One Professor’s Anti-Israel Fantasy

Of the laceration of Israel there is no end. The most recent contributor to this favored pastime is Noura Erakat, a Rutgers University professor and...

May 3, 2020 3:17 am

The Palestinian Refugee Scam

Can history be undone? The correct answer is: of course not. Surely what happened happened, notwithstanding any subsequent discomfort with the result. Not so fast. For example:...

April 22, 2020 5:44 am

Israel Memories

Warmly greeting my family at Ben Gurion airport in September 1974 was Haggai, a Tel Aviv University history professor who would become my mentor and...

March 26, 2020 1:38 pm

A Biden Presidency Could Be Bad for Israel

Amid the hovering coronavirus danger, it might be a useful distraction to remember the past and anticipate the future. In the upcoming presidential election, incumbent Donald...

February 19, 2020 7:58 am

American Jews ‘Dismayed’ by Israel

Of the writing of books critical of Israel by American Jews, invariably liberals, there is no end. All that has changed is that women have...

February 9, 2020 2:45 pm

The Woman in Hebron

Ilana Hammerman was not a familiar name. But the subtitle of her new book was irresistible: One Woman’s Story of Challenging Borders in Israel/Palestine. She...

February 2, 2020 1:13 pm

The New York Times Dreads Peace

When President Donald Trump’s peace plan was released, assuring Israel of sovereignty along the Jordan River, the security of settlements in Biblical Judea and Samaria,...

January 23, 2020 11:57 am

Auschwitz and The New York Times, 75 Years Later

Our weekly issue of Life magazine, dated May 7, 1945, arrived on my ninth birthday. Its cover photo showed three solemn men, one with his...

January 15, 2020 11:24 am

The Hebrew Bible in American History

A fascinating collection of documents co-edited by Rabbi Meir Soloveichik and three Yeshiva University colleagues explores the genesis of the United States as the promised...


Israeli Locust Slayers Train Ethiopians to Save Crops - Some call it a plague. Yoav Motro calls it a war. The enemies are the huge armies of desert...

An Israeli Soldier Gives His All for Lonely Senior Citizens - “Between 11th and 12th grade, after a tough fencing session, I saw a television report about all these...

Why the UAE Wants Israeli Help to Secure Its Food Supplies - Food security is emerging as a key area in which the United Arab Emirates is eager for Israeli...


Alpha Epsilon Pi House at Rutgers University Egged During 24-Hour Reading o...

Eggs were thrown at Rutgers University's Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity last week, during a 24-hour reading of the names of...


Self-Immolation of IDF Veteran With PTSD Highlights Struggles of Disabled S...

As Israel honored its fallen soldiers and victims of terror on the national day of memorial, the country's Defense Ministry...

Middle East

Abu Dhabi Investment Office Officially Launches in Israel

CTech — The newly opened Tel Aviv branch of the Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) held its official launch on Monday with hundreds of business leaders, entrepreneurs and heads of...

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