‘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
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?
In a searching memoir, a daughter revisits her father’s deceptions
An anthology tries—and fails—to paint Einstein as hostile to Israel
Black-Jewish harmony, sitting shiva, bat mitzvah prep, and more
Before Doctor Zhivago, Pasternak wrote poetry—and about himself
We are all Rashi’s heirs, but what, exactly, is our inheritance?
Crusaders, myths, thrillers, and more
Are Hasidism and Zen Buddhism kindred movements?
A new book amasses the varied tales of those who fled the Third Reich
On writing in Hebrew, Primo Levi, and endless love
How Daniel Mendelsohn’s translations from the Greek illuminate his Jewishness
In his essays, Leonard Michaels worried about the line between art and the profane
What makes a Jew: Family? Community? Books?
An essay collection explores the complexities of Jewish identity
Diasporas, tomatoes, interstellar Zionists, and more
Moishe Nadir wrote Yiddish stories for American audiences—on deadline
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.