Present-day discussions of anti-Semitism often involve Israel and the Zionist movement… but before the 20th century, Jews’ and Jewish scholars’ understandings of anti-Semitism were completely connected with Europe and Christianity. In the last episode of our series, guest Liora R. Halperin looks at how 19th-century Jewish settlers to Ottoman Palestine were influenced by the anti-Semitism they experienced in the Russian Empire
Drawing on reggae's progressive vision of "Zion," Israeli musical groups offer a new way of thinking about Zionism, writes graduate fellow Hayim Katsman.
During World War I, philosopher Hermann Cohen argued that Jews could be true and full citizens of the new German nation-state. Many of his contemporaries, including other Jews, disagreed. Professor Michael Rosenthal explains.
Ilana Pardes' new book from UW Press explores the dreamy world of Agnon's literature and the biblical Song of Songs.