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
Once-maligned Labor politician Amir Peretz explains how he saw what many decorated generals did not
Parents in a tight-knit neighborhood believe a pedophile ring is terrorizing children. What if it doesn’t exist?
We must drop the assumption that there is no way to vanquish Hamas. Terrorists have been defeated before.
Saudi charities fund terrorists and their families—including Hamas’ late military chief Ahmed Jabari
A ceasefire may be imminent, but the fallout is just beginning. What’s next for Iran, Egypt, and the U.S.
Young Israeli soldiers have pushed older commanders into adopting a more aggressive social media strategy
In 2007, I traveled to Sderot to make a film. Months later, I made it my home—and Gaza my neighbor.
The rise of the Muslim Brotherhood and the civil war in Syria are bringing violence to Israel’s borders
Ethnic minorities, backed by neighboring Arab countries, are ramping up assaults against the regime in Tehran
I have a lot in common with the conscientious objector. So, why can’t I stomach his decision to avoid IDF service?
On the anniversary of Rabin’s murder, the left-wing leadership can’t organize a unified rally to commemorate it
This season, the first ladies of the Levant go nuclear, bringing the drama even without Skinny Girl Margaritas
Bucking convention in his village, Yousef Juhja sent three sons to the IDF—and one paid the ultimate price
Protests against the monarchy—the biggest since the Arab Spring began—are bad news for Israel and the U.S.
For years, the Arabic press promoted the conspiracy that Jews fixed U.S. elections. That’s changing.
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
Inspired by Leviticus, eScapegoat lets users offload sins onto a virtual goat
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 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.