‘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
A newly translated anthology expands our notion of Israeli dissent
Literary scholar Elisa New focuses on the world of her forebears
The characters in ‘God’s Gym’ strive to make order out of life’s chaos
How marrying Marilyn Monroe ruined Arthur Miller’s genius
The latest in Holocaust and Lebowski scholarship
Compulsions, subversions, and a TV tell-all
How Louis Brandeis’s Zionism was rooted in American patriotism
Francine Prose on Anne Frank’s overlooked abilities as a writer
In praise of Shel Silverstein and other banned children’s book authors
A translation of Mahmoud Darwish’s journals offers an introduction to the Palestinian poet’s work
The author of ‘In Cheap We Trust’ on the history of a Jewish stereotype
In his essays on the writing life, Michael Greenberg emerges as figure out of Bellow
Far-flung rites and gustatory delights
Examining Soviet Russia’s short-lived Jewish renaissance
Armed struggles, exit strategies, cats, and lullabies
The NYC restaurant will be serving honey and red wine-braised short ribs
Rogue diplomat secured passports for rebels fleeing Assad’s bloody regime
The story behind a story about a young woman’s search for a new kind of Jewish community
A preview of what’s to come over the next few weeks
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
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.