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.
Hamas today is in the same position as Yasser Arafat once was: sacrificing its people to a corrupted ideal
What role does America play in Jewish life, and by extension what kind of Jewish literature can be created here?
New novel ‘The Betrayers’ boldly places at its center the most famous refusenik and all he represents for Soviet Jewry
In an excerpt from a new biography, the great showman asks, ‘What does music mean?’
Video: Throw away your jars of gray fish patties. This Rosh Hashanah, make a terrine that’ll have doubters asking for seconds.
A new shoe offers some extra height to Jews of shorter stature. But why prey on insecurities and stereotypes to sell footwear?
The Talmud imagines the world as organized for the benefit of Torah sages, even in matters of sex and death
Bob Dylan can’t be pinned down. I’m Not There glories in not trying.
Through words and images, Mayer Kirshenblatt brings to life the Polish town he left in 1934
Henry Goodman explores the inner workings of a milkman-patriarch
Exactly who heeded the call of Abraham? Book touring makes a writer wonder.
Isaac Artentstein takes a sentimental journey back to Tijuana
Norman Mailer brings out the evil in all of us
The leading Palestinian hip-hop group finds an unlikely fan base
In Romain Gary’s family, invention was the necessity of mother and son
In Lore Segal’s fiction, no one is innocent
Cabaret-punk band Barbez pays tribute to Paul Celan
In Philip Roth’s new novel, an aging Zuckerman faces a youthful nemesis
Ronen Kadushin’s latest venture may revolutionize the design world
What happens when 100 klezmer musicians from around the world gather for a photo op?
A journalist unearths a book on Palestine—and his grandfather’s secret history
Hanoch Levin’s characters live in one promised land
Ringing in the Jewish New Year with an artisanal tahini and honey spread
‘Anti-Semitism Antenna’ will be accessible by phone and online
Inspired by Leviticus, eScapegoat lets users offload sins onto a virtual goat
Controversy over the senator’s remarks has distracted from the real issue
The 11-year-olds were wearing uniforms of local Jewish secondary school
An excerpt from Lucinda Franks’ Timeless: Love, Morgenthau, and Me
Predicting which Israelis will win the esteemed award is a national pastime
The singer also attributes past bad press to anti-Semitic and anti-female bias
Responding to critics of my essay about Israel media coverage
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.
Some people lean on neighbors for a cup of sugar. The Fruchters, of Memphis, Tennessee, needed theirs to help them keep the Sabbath.