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
Yosef Yerushalmi, who died Tuesday, was a pioneer in the field of Jewish studies
A biography examines the life of ghetto insurgent and Zionist bard Abba Kovner
Assimilation and anxiety, from Paris to the Pampas
Poetry inspired by architecture, prophecy, and the immigration experience
His targets may be pushing 90, but Nazi-hunter Efraim Zuroff is still looking
’Tis the Season
The best Jewish picture books of 2009
How Naomi Frankel’s life and work mirrored modern Jewish history
A new biography tries to extinguish the myth of the kinder, gentler Trotsky
Pluralists, pragmatists, and polemicists
An anthology highlights the divide between sanctioned and forbidden literature
A new book argues that the key to decoding the Bible is understanding its poetry
A new generation of scholars argues that the apostle long considered the progenitor of anti-Semitism never left his religion
A new study pieces together the story of Kristallnacht
Prayer, poetry, and pop
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
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 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.