‘Chained wives,’ refused Jewish divorces by their husbands, take to social media
The evolution of Jewish American political discourse from outsider counter-culture to ‘never again a victim’
One Middle Eastern nation does indeed pay to influence U.S. foreign policy. Hint: It’s not Israel.
He was the poet of normal life in a culture still beholden to its foundational myths
The singer has had better songs, but his new record captures his ideas more clearly than ever
What role does America play in Jewish life, and by extension what kind of Jewish literature can be created here?
A nonprofit called Elijah’s Journey tries to raise awareness about suicide and mental illness in a specifically Jewish context
My mother has corresponded with inmates for years, offering a sense of community—especially during the High Holidays
Tread carefully, the rabbis warn, when seeking to understand creation or envision God
What it all means for us
Watching Daniel Craig, “everyone’s favorite non-Jewish Jew”
Nazis in the workplace, what Kafka’s writings presaged
Music that borrows from different eras, people, and places
How the writer’s work directly inspired his art
Notes from an “as-told-to” autobiography of a music legend
Frederick Busch feared his novel Invisible Mending would upset readers. He didn’t anticipate his own discomfort.
How the writer found his way to an office
A weeklong inquiry into how workaday fact inspired masterwork fiction
Edward Kritzler’s uneven history of Jewish pirates
Composer Yotam Haber finds inspiration in a dusty Roman archive
A Jerusalem gallery aims to lead by example
The overlapping musical traditions of the Roma and the Jews
Will a movie intended solely for women play in Jerusalem?
In his late artworks, Arbit Blatas took on the Holocaust
For a convert to Judaism, the Days of Awe mark a renewed commitment—this year more than ever
This season’s time jump bypasses much of the bootlegger’s criminal career
Celebrate Rosh Hashanah with a clever—and kosher—holiday cocktail
Hamas identified the men as members of the militant group’s armed wing
Jordanian bank found liable for knowingly transferring terrorism funds
Security concerns won’t derail annual Breslover pilgrimage to Uman
The NYC restaurant will be serving honey and red wine-braised short ribs
Rogue diplomat secured passports for rebels fleeing Assad’s bloody regime
The story behind a story about a young woman’s search for a new kind of Jewish community
Chaya Ben Baruch’s sixth child was born with Down syndrome. Then she did what every good mother does—set out to find him a mate.
The dynamic conductor and genius behind ‘West Side Story’ also wrote classical works. Allen Shawn explores what they reveal.
Batya Ungar-Sargon discusses her exposé on the tax rolls and funding cuts that fueled an ethnic rift in East Ramapo, N.Y.