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?
Norman Mailer brings out the evil in all of us
Daniel Smith explores the history of the phenomenon—from the Bible to his father
Cabaret-punk band Barbez pays tribute to Paul Celan
What happens when 100 klezmer musicians from around the world gather for a photo op?
What happens when an agnostic follows all the rules in the Bible? A.J. Jacobs finds out.
Shalom Auslander reads from his new memoir—and waits for calamity to strike
A consummate salesman sings the praises of this unusual fruit
Rachel Lichtenstein takes us on a tour of forgotten places along London’s Brick Lane
Robert Alter’s version of Psalms strives to recapture their Hebrew beauty.
Janice Erlbaum gets more than a manicure at the nail salon
Dalia Sofer depicts one family’s fearful and bittersweet days in revolutionary Iran
The many meanings of seltzer, from thirst quencher to missile decoy
Reminiscences of sleepaway camp, where sleep was the last thing on anyone’s mind
A poet brings a collection of 19th-century supplications back to life
How an Alaskan sailor contributed to Jewish statehood
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.