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Judaism news and analysis from The Nation
February 27, 2017
In a Desecrated Cemetery, History Finally Caught Up With Our Family
Jewish graveyards were often violated in the Eastern European villages our grandparents left. Now it’s happened in our suburban hometown.
Martha A. Sandweiss
February 6, 2017
I Fled Nazi Germany, and I See Myself in Syrian Refugees
A Holocaust refugee speaks out against Trump’s Muslim ban.
December 7, 2016
Keith Ellison Is No Anti-Semite
The candidate for DNC chair is being criticized for taking positions that are perfectly consistent with the views of the majority of American Jews.
July 6, 2016
As Long as We’re Taking Note of Trump’s Anti-Semitic Tweeting, Shall We Address His Mussolini Messaging?
This is not the first time that Trump has been called out for promulgating neo-Nazi and fascist themes.
June 9, 2016
The Odd Couple
Through their editorial work on the writings of Walter Benjamin, Theodor Adorno and Gershom Scholem forged an unlikely friendship.
Peter E. Gordon
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December 31, 2015
December 31, 1865: The ‘Year of Jubilee’ Ends
“There has probably been no year which the civilized world will have hereafter so much reason to remember.”
August 19, 2015
The War on Women in Israel
Sexist laws and institutions threaten all women in Israel, but Arab women are beset from all sides.
July 31, 2015
In the Unlikeliest of Places, a Museum Dedicated to Jewish Life
On the site of the Warsaw Ghetto, the Museum of the History of Polish Jews celebrates a thousand years of tradition and culture.
May 12, 2015
The Trials of Hannah Arendt
Many have delighted in judging Hannah Arendt, maybe because they have feared her judgment.
December 29, 2014
A Farewell to a Rabbi Who Mattered
Many will rightly remember Rabbi Leonard Beerman for his political and moral advocacy. My memories of him are of a more personal nature.