‘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.
Philosopher Bettina Stangneth’s brilliant, newly translated study of the origins of evil shows why radicals like ISIS act like Nazis
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
After my mother died, I couldn’t recite the High Holiday prayer anymore—until I gained a new understanding of its words
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
Shadowtime seems to strive for difficulty for its own sake
On rereading Leonard Michaels’s I Would Have Saved Them If I Could
A fictional account of a terrorist attack becomes eerily prescient
How two books about conspiracy theories get it wrong
Melissa Bank’s heroines are witty, self-deprecating, underachieving…and Jewish
The Diaspora Drama Group tries to revive Yiddish theater
Dovid Bergelson’s skepticism served him poorly in life but sublimely in art
Hillel Halkin tries to untangle the roots of his adopted hometown
A Hebrew professor relies on the sharp edge of language to dissect male failure
A brief history of the television bar mitzvah
Why does Deadwood’s sheriff wear a star with six points?
Abram Games’ journey from Guinness posters to Official War Artist
Hear recommendations from Tony Kushner, Myla Goldberg, Gary Shteyngart, and others
Joseph Lelyveld reports out his childhood and gets peeved at Cynthia Ozick
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.