‘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
A visit to a Hong Kong dreidel manufacturer
Rating the iPhone menorah apps
Weighing in on the intersection of body image and prose
Why Harlan Ellison’s personality overshadows his classic science fiction
What happens when a German provocateur turns to the subject of love?
Why projects like the Creation Museum induce religious stupor and cripple imaginations
How Hebrew was (and continues to be) transformed into a modern language
Designer Levi Okunov straddles two worlds: the religious and the fabulous
Searching for birds in a changed Israel
A fresh look at the laughingstock of psychoanalysis
Giving lessons in Hebrew nuance to a bunch of suits from Hollywood
Daniel Smith explores the history of the phenomenon—from the Bible to his father
Reminiscences of sleepaway camp, where sleep was the last thing on anyone’s mind
Hosting out of towners having abortions is the most direct, intimate mitzvah I’ve ever had the privilege to perform
Five days, 2,000 participants, and countless pints of Guinness in the English countryside: An American reports from Limmud.
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
The story behind a story about a young woman’s search for a new kind of Jewish community
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.