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
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
In an excerpt from a new biography, the great showman asks, ‘What does music mean?’
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?
The Talmud imagines the world as organized for the benefit of Torah sages, even in matters of sex and death
What Netanyahu said yesterday, and to whom he was saying it
Netanyahu is a leader mired in history, not looking to the future
Ehud Barak led Israel’s Labor Party to irrelevance. Can anyone revive it?
The trouble with conservative critiques of Obama’s Cairo speech
Or, a chronicle of a death foretold
Adina Hoffman’s quasi-biography of Palestinian poet Taha Muhammad Ali
Or, too many leaders and no real choice
Rabid soccer fandom is Ehud Olmert’s guiding political principle. Now his game is over.
Israel’s current election campaign may just be the funniest show in ages
Casualties be damned—the war in Gaza may be all about economics
Ariel Sabar searches for the Edenic past his father left behind in Kurdistan
After the literary pioneer Dvora Baron immigrated to Palestine, she never again ventured out
Maya Arad breaks ground as an Israeli writer—by living in America
Fifty years after the publication of Exodus, is it time to let Ari Ben Canaan go?
I fought passionately for independence—without really knowing what it meant
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
Ringing in the Jewish New Year with an artisanal tahini and honey spread
‘Anti-Semitism Antenna’ will be accessible by phone and online
Inspired by Leviticus, eScapegoat lets users offload sins onto a virtual goat
The 11-year-olds were wearing uniforms of local Jewish secondary school
An excerpt from Lucinda Franks’ Timeless: Love, Morgenthau, and Me
Predicting which Israelis will win the esteemed award is a national pastime
The singer also attributes past bad press to anti-Semitic and anti-female bias
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.