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David Bernstein

David Bernstein

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In late April, President Obama released a proclamation declaring May 2016 as Jewish Heritage Month. Studying the text of the proclamation can tell us a...

During his first presidential run, Barack Obama repeatedly promised to roll back the imperial presidency that had grown inexorably over the past half century. “The...

The Oldest American Synagogue by David Bernstein An Old Faith in the New World: Portrait of Shearith Israel 1654-1954. By David and Tamar de Sola Pool. Columbia...

The American Jew at Mid-Century American Jewish Year Book, 1955. Published by American Jewish Committee and Jewish Publication Society of America. 682 pp. $5.00.   For fifty-six years the...

Recently returned from a coast-to-coast tour, David Bernstein here reports on a deep uneasiness he noted among many American Jews as to their position and...

When you come back from Europe in the summer of 1947, it is not the plentiful food nor the well-stocked stores nor the undamaged cities...

My Father, Herman Bernstein, in his professional life a dignified journalist and editor, was in his spare time a very easy mark for the fly-by-night...