History and Culture
A new Brandeis University Press book examines the role Jews played in America's westward expansion, raising troubling questions about their complicity with this country's racist and colonial past.
Professor Laura Jockusch studies the special honors courts that decided the fate of Jews who allegedly committed crimes against their fellow Jews during the Holocaust.
Once an obscure term, tikkun olam is now ubiquitous in American Judaism. Professor Jonathan Krasner explains how the concept has evolved over the millennium.
Professor Jillian Stinchcomb traces the depiction of the Queen from the Bible through the Qur’an to the medieval origin story of the Ethiopian royal family.
Scholar Dalia Wassner charts the life and career of Jacob Brandon Maduro, who aided German Jewish refugees in Cuba during World War II.
Scholar Karen Frostig is battling to preserve the memory of the Jungfernhof concentration camp in Latvia, where her grandparents perished.