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Jul 1, 2020, 1:33 PM
To study the Shoah academically is very difficult
To study the Shoah on an academic level, more exactly for a Master's Degree, might have been the most difficult intellectual thing I have ever done. Of course people would ask why did you pick such a topic? And...
Nov 4, 2014, 9:44 AM
Why Ayn Rand Still Matters
Individualism. An idea which is considered to be inherently vile, is in fact the thing that makes up the very core of achievement. To believe in oneself is seen by current society, and most of all cultures as akin...
Sep 11, 2014, 6:12 AM
Israeli Economy Still Resilient?
50 days of war has done very little to affect the buoyant and versatile Israeli economy in the short term, but perhaps its symptoms will reveal themselves in following months. There is a reason why Israel has been labelled as...
Jul 23, 2014, 9:48 AM
The Plenitude and Catastrophe of War
If there is one thing that we have learned in the past 15 days is that there is one infallibility which cannot be denied: war is hell. This statement of course uttered amid the complexity of the situation between...
Jun 27, 2014, 9:08 AM
Remembering The Iasi Pogrom
Today marks 73 years since the lives of Jews in the city of Jassy, Romania were completely devastated by one of the most brutal and egregious pogroms to have ever been perpetrated during the long Second World War. On the 27th...
Jun 6, 2014, 1:46 PM
One Year Since Vancouver’s Anti-Semitic Bus Ads
It has been almost one year since I was standing around casually waiting at a bus stop in Vancouver only to be both be shocked and dismayed at the bus ad on my normal route. The ad featured a...
May 21, 2014, 8:55 AM
Pauker: The other “Iron Lady”
Romania's Iron Lady has made very little headway in the history books despite her significant role as the unofficial head of the Romanian Communist party, and effectively the nation, between 1947 and 1952. The first woman in history to...
May 10, 2014, 7:42 PM
Moses Gaster: The scholar, the legend, the man
Very few people have heard of Moses Gaster, nor of his enticing work for the revival and modernization of Hebrew within Romania, as well as the publication of numerous brilliant history books on Romanian and Jewish history. He also translated the...
May 8, 2014, 12:10 PM
Buckley on Jews and Israel
It should be of no surprise that William F. Buckley, the icon of the Conservative movement, as well as the most literate individual to have ever been part of America's intellectual right, was undeniably a supporter of Israel. However,...
May 8, 2014, 8:10 AM
Goldfaden’s theater: A Jewish success story
When it comes to drama and comedy, and I mean real drama, nothing beats good old Yiddish theater. Yet, where does this old tradition even come from? How did it come to be, in its professional form at least? Abraham...
I am a historian that concentrates on many different aspects of material history, but also Jewish history as a whole.