• A Courageous Catholic Voice Against Antisemitism

    by Stephen H. Norwood and Rafael Medoff

    As the harassment and beatings of Jews in the streets of Boston reached epidemic levels in 1943, one hundred Jewish boys and girls, ages 12 to 16, sent a poignant petition to the mayor. 

  • Alice Walker: In Her Own Words

    by Robert Cohen

    By reading a recent poem she wrote we can make a fuller assessment of the charge that she's anti-Semitic. 

  • Alice Walker's Not Guilty of Antisemitism

    by Robert Cohen

    As a student at Spelman, at risk to herself, she rose to the defense of the Jewish historian Howard Zinn. She remains proud of that defense to this day. 

  • America’s Forgotten Pogroms

    by David Greenberg

    In the 1940s, a right-wing group terrorized Jewish communities in Boston and New York while authorities looked the other way. Could it happen again?

  • Reigns of Terror in America

    by Jill Lepore

    From a 1958 synagogue bombing in Atlanta to the events of recent weeks, the bloody-mindedness of broken men can be countered only by principle and fortitude.