‘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.
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
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.
Forty percent of Jewish millennials may be unaffiliated. That doesn’t mean they’re not creating a new kind of Jewish world.
Just because you’re in synagogue doesn’t mean you have to read what’s in the prayer book
How Stanley Elkin hit his stride
Judith Katzir on the lives of Israeli women, both real and imagined
A documentary plumbs early memories of life on the kibbutz
After sixty years of Israel’s statehood, shouldn’t Jews feel safe there?
How do the products of an interfaith marriage choose their identities?
An Israeli in New York contemplates her homeland
A childhood obsession with the Holocaust
My grandmother was an immigrant. And now I am, too.
From the archives: One young family attempts to navigate the treacherous waters of Greedikah
The ritual isn
Can a son’s failure to have a bar mitzvah be a mitzvah?
So what if he’s in diapers? He waves! He smiles! What more could you want in a leader?
In our apartment, I learned French and read Shakespeare. Outside of it, things got a bit more complicated.
Andrea Stern’s new collection of photographs chronicles the intimate life of a family—her own
A Saturday birth ensured it would be no day of rest
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.