‘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
Today, as Israelis vote, the religious Zionist theology of Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook and his son looms large
Contrary to conventional wisdom, Israelis haven’t become radicals. They’ve just abandoned a delusion.
Under rookie politician Naftali Bennett, religious Zionism is finally becoming Israel’s political mainstream
Did Shelly Yachimovich, by avoiding matters of national security, kill Israel’s Labor Party?
It snows in Israel at least once every winter. So, why does the Israeli media cover it as though it was a war?
The popularity of satirist Bassem Youssef may show that the government can’t stifle public debate
On the cusp of this month’s Israeli election, powerful Likud politicians push for annexation of the West Bank
At the Western Wall, the latest incarnation of an ancient Jewish battle between tradition and modernity
Can an unlikely alliance of renegade rabbis and right-wing politicians strip the ultra-Orthodox of their power?
The monarch studied the Arab Spring and created a savvy plan to quell demonstrators without mass violence
The school aims to promote a moderate vision of Islam, but it faces deep skepticism from Jews and Muslims
They say democracies make good neighbors. For Israel these days, it doesn’t seem so straightforward.
The U.S. refuses to arm rebel groups. Now, an al-Qaida affiliate has emerged as one of the strongest factions.
The state’s first convicted female pimp calls herself a pioneer as the Knesset considers outlawing prostitution
If the past few weeks are any guide, it looks like the open feud between Jerusalem and Washington is over
Controversial Met Opera production said to be sympathetic to terrorism
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
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.