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?
Upheaval in Egypt and Libya has led to widespread looting—and the plunder is being sold on the Israeli market
The first free presidential election in Egypt begins today. No matter the winner, liberal democracy has lost.
Lebanon’s Party of God is feeling heat from certain Shiites, who aren’t eager to serve as human shields again
As hopes fade for an Arab Spring, the country where it all started remains sunny—but for how long?
Israel’s new coalition echoes the unity government that came together on the eve of the Six Day War
Jewish voters are a reliable Democratic bloc. But the Republican Party established the first platform on Israel—and brought the Democrats along.
What remains of Revisionist Zionism, the ideology of the late Benzion Netanyahu, is its 11th commandment: Don’t be a fool.
It’s the children of Irgun fighters who are known as princes of the Israeli right. But Benzion Netanyahu was a scholar, not an underground militant.
The Israeli scholar, and the prime minister’s father, died today in his Jerusalem home. He was my political opposite, but also my teacher and friend.
The Egyptian journalist Mona Eltahawy is being smeared as an imperialist for calling out gender apartheid in the Mideast. She’s dead right.
Hillary Clinton’s State Department policy relies in part on Ayatollah Khamenei’s supposed anti-nuclear fatwa. But the edict may not even exist.
Jerusalem’s light-rail system was designed in part to force Arabs and Jews to interact. Now that it’s running, commuters share one thing: discontent.
When Andrew Sullivan and Roger Cohen link the prime minister’s policies to Ze’ev Jabotinsky, they’re getting the early Zionist leader all wrong
Thousands of Israeli Arabs are moving into Jewish towns seeking affordable housing and better quality of life. A warm welcome rarely awaits them.
I went to Syria to photograph the rebellion. But when the army took aim at the village where I was staying, I escaped to Turkey with 100 refugees.
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?
Controversy over the senator’s remarks has distracted from the real issue
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.