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?
From the archives: How a poet made the transition from man to woman
David Lehman, author of ‘A Fine Romance,’ offers insights into the American songbook
Meet the first-generation Jews of Ghana
Francine Prose on Anne Frank’s overlooked abilities as a writer
One woman’s final step to conversion
Parsing right and wrong with political philosopher Michael Sandel
Learning about the shofar, then trying to play one
Oran Etkin takes his cues from Malian griots, Louis Armstrong, and the shtetl
A new book reveals the secrets of the mikveh
How a murder by a British major helped end the British Mandate in Palestine
Israel’s best-selling rock musicians draw freely from the liturgy
Following the trail of the Grand Concourse from premier address to place of ruin
Mafia tales from one of Israel’s roughest neighborhoods
A debut novelist talks about love and tomatoes
Janice Erlbaum tells the story of an old Yiddish song and modern-day sex workers
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.