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?
Paul Berman challenges liberal intellectuals to take a stand against Tariq Ramadan
Shavuot provides the perfect excuse for a cheesecake pilgrimage
The many lives of ‘Jerusalem of Gold,’ an Israeli anthem
Frank Schiffman made the Apollo Theater into the premier venue for African American musicians
In a new memoir, Mark Oppenheimer recounts how competitive debate saved his youth
In Assaf Gavron’s new novel, an apathetic Israeli and an introspective Palestinian are on a collision course
Yann Martel’s new novel features a donkey, a monkey, taxidermy, and a Holocaust allegory
Graphic novelist James Sturm turns his attention to a struggling Eastern European rug maker
A father’s reflections on teaching his son the Four Questions
Judith Shulevitz’s new book considers the Sabbath throughout the ages and in her own life
When Chabad arrived in an upscale Tel Aviv neighborhood, its liberal residents didn’t respond with open arms
Discussing ‘The Frozen Rabbi’ with author Steve Stern, who’s stuck in the Jewish past
At 86, blind and housebound, Fugs frontman Tuli Kupferberg is still dispensing crass words of wisdom
Yehuda Halevi’s 12th-century Hebrew poems still speak to biographer Hillel Halkin
Arab-Jewish relations in a tense Paris neighborhood
Recipes featuring the Talmud’s five ingredients for a sweet new year
New project uses statistics to spot—and publicize—potential mass killings
Says Jerusalem bureau pulled his 2009 story about Israeli peace offer
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?
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.