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?
The frenetic, hormonally charged days before a bat mitzvah
There’s only one Biblical birthday bash
What happens when an agnostic follows all the rules in the Bible? A.J. Jacobs finds out.
A consummate salesman sings the praises of this unusual fruit
Vanessa Ochs studies “bark mitzvahs” and other modern inventions
Robert Alter’s version of Psalms strives to recapture their Hebrew beauty.
It took only 25 years for one woman’s conversion to take effect
Janice Erlbaum gets more than a manicure at the nail salon
The longing that made a writer turn to God
Shedding tears is no way to write a novel
Feeling betrayed by God, a father refuses to sacrifice his son
Strolling anew through a beloved city
Jesse Green’s post-bar mitzvah wrap-up (in sound)
After a year of unpleasant planning (or lack thereof), I found unplanned pleasure at my son’s bar mitzvah
When a rabbi-turned-notary deduced a past life from my signature, I knew I had to learn more about him
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.
Some people lean on neighbors for a cup of sugar. The Fruchters, of Memphis, Tennessee, needed theirs to help them keep the Sabbath.