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
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?
New novel ‘The Betrayers’ boldly places at its center the most famous refusenik and all he represents for Soviet Jewry
Just because you’re in synagogue doesn’t mean you have to read what’s in the prayer book
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?
Once bustling, and long silent, Krakow’s streets sing anew
At annual culture festival, Jewishness is abundant; Jews, scarce
How Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller tapped into the soul of ’50s America—and made it sing
Regina Spektor’s new album finds the human in the divine
Duo opens new chapter in the history of black-Jewish collaboration
A klezmer musician turns her grandmother’s FBI files into musical theater
An introduction to the beguiling melodies of maftirim
Musical stage acts with soul
Joshua Nelson’s Kosher Gospel is music for the times
Novelty music walks the fine line between schlock and hilarity
Jordi Savall believes the music of the Sephardic diaspora can help save the world
Religious origins make for some tantalizing tunes
Bringing traditional music into the club, and pop sounds into the chapel
Musical know-it-alls talk the talk, but can they walk the walk?
Robert Pinsky’s poetry gets a rhythm section
When it comes to brines, Sandor Katz bubbles with enthusiasm
More proof the language isn’t dying: interactive online courses
Anti-Semitic write-in candidate affiliated with white supremacist group
Discovery enables further research of the Nazi extermination camp
A case of mistaken MacArthur identity
If Israel and the Holocaust are most Jews’ points of identification, which holidays are really the High Holidays?
Controversy over the senator’s remarks has distracted from the real issue
Ringing in the Jewish New Year with an artisanal tahini and honey spread
‘Anti-Semitism Antenna’ will be accessible by phone and online
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.