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?
Two books scratch too hard at superheroes’ identities
Through words and images, Mayer Kirshenblatt brings to life the Polish town he left in 1934
Ronen Kadushin’s latest venture may revolutionize the design world
Rachel Lichtenstein takes us on a tour of forgotten places along London’s Brick Lane
German conceptual artists find provocative ways to confront the Holocaust
How Chagall—”the little Jew from Vitebsk”—became an art star
Hyman Bloom rose to fame, and fell into obscurity, with his eerie paintings of rabbis, ghosts, and demons
Otto Dix unveiled the chaotic face of Weimar Germany
Seamstress Esther Nisenthal Krinitz used the tools of her trade to capture the horrors of war
Why do Alex Katz’s elegant canvases strike critics as the ultimate in WASP art?
How Edith Gregor Halpert made the modern gallery
How Parisian decorator Jean-Michel Frank redefined the look of luxury
In search of the ultimate in Jewish art
Oded Ezer’s typographical metamorphoses
Maus, Tom and Jerry, and the dawning of a new age
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.