At home in Berlin in April 1929, Albert Einstein received an urgent telegram from Rabbi Herbert S. Goldstein of New York: “Do you belie...
Was Einstein a Jewish Saint?
As usual, Albert Einstein hadn’t dressed for the occasion. Most of the 40 or so young men waiting for him that Friday night in January...
Anti-Semites who loved Jews—and the Jews who (sometimes) loved them back.
Do We Divide The Holiest Holy City?
The Man on J Street: The Story of Jeremy Ben-Ami
The new “pro-Israel, pro-peace” lobby has created a storm in the Jewish world: Some credit it with opening a much-needed debate on American Middle East policy, and others accuse it of playing into the hands of Israel’s enemies. Moment tells the story of the group’s rise and of its founder, Jeremy Ben-Ami, son of an Irgun member.
Donor's Woes Inducing Breach Birth(right)?
By Mandy Katz Birthright may have to cut back on the inspirational Israel tours it hosts for Jewish American teens, the Forward repo...
Impresario for the Lost Voices of Theresienstadt
By Mandy Katz Perhaps an apt follow-up to my post Monday about a journey from the Holocaust to the Ivy League? Yesterday's Washingto...
College Admissions? Of Buchenwald and Princeton
By Mandy Katz Some of his Frankfurt gymnasium teachers ended up in Buchenwald, my Tel Aviv correspondent Ernest Stock writes, but he e...
Israel Phil and Zippity Dudamel
By Mandy Katz The Israel Philharmonic must be the most relaxed symphony orchestra in the world. Really, some of these musicians lite...