‘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 tried 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
The gripping, improbable, globetrotting story of how Israeli spies caught Adolf Eichmann
In The Believers, Zoë Heller affectionately satirizes a family mired in ideology
An introduction to the beguiling melodies of maftirim
What makes a body Jewish?
A peek inside London fashion with couturier David Sassoon
David Sax celebrates the wonders of rolled beef, tongue, and other deli treats
Annette Ezekiel Kogan tells all about punk-klezmer band Golem’s latest album
Uncovering the lost works of Felix Mendelssohn
Ed Zwick and Leon Wieseltier on fighters, cab drivers, creepy forests, and the movie Defiance
Thirty years later, a look at how an American miniseries altered German perspectives on the Holocaust
What it meant for one person, born male, to become a woman
A young poet’s journey on the island of Djerba
Spending Shabbat with one of the biggest African American congregations in the country
An animated investigation of war
From the archives: Investigating the meaning of Hanukkah
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
A preview of what’s to come over the next few weeks
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
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.