‘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 tries 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
With great power comes great responsibility
A London walking tour outlines the many divisions in British Jewry
Genesis 12:1-17:27: Abraham, the original ordinary Joe
What Noah and his brood can teach us about the upcoming election
Why making stuff up is getting us down
The grand legacy of Yizkor books
A new book gets to the bottom of what we put on our feet
A new school in Germany promises cantors for Europe
A writer’s best hope is to articulate woe and avoid killing too many frogs
Cries of antipathy and prayer collide at the Western Wall
A family blurs the borders between religion, superstition, and OCD
At what point does one decide between one’s family and one’s beliefs?
Danya Ruttenberg spent years wrestling with religion. Today she’s a rabbi.
A burial society’s life lessons
Why an Orthodox novelist shuns Orthodox publishers
Controversial Met Opera production said to be sympathetic to terrorism
For a convert to Judaism, the Days of Awe mark a renewed commitment—this year more than ever
This season’s time jump bypasses much of the bootlegger’s criminal career
Celebrate Rosh Hashanah with a clever—and kosher—holiday cocktail
Hamas identified the men as members of the militant group’s armed wing
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
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.