‘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
When an Israeli artist reinvented a Radiohead classic as Arabic music, some cried racism. They missed the point.
A visit with Arkady Gendler, the last link to the living roots of Yiddish culture, on the eve of a new album
Hip-hop artist Scarface’s anti-Semitic tirade may actually signal the beginning of a new, better cultural era
Rock legend Al Kooper opens up to Princeton’s Sean Wilentz about making music with Bob Dylan, and more
The writer unpacks her record collection and the lazy pleasures of a lifelong music listener
On a quest for Jewish soul at the ‘Blues for Challah’ Grateful Dead Shabbat retreat
In a bid to attract Brooklyn’s Jews, the Barclays Center hosts Itzhak Perlman and a legendary cantor
Backed by music exec Jeff Ayeroff, composer Hillel Tigay tries to recreate the sounds of the ancient Temple
Meet the genius Jewish rapper from Queens who isn’t up for a Grammy, but should be, and will be
The influence of Vladimir Vysotsky, who would have been 75 this week, reaches far beyond his homeland
The top 10 Christmas songs written by Jews, from ‘Silver Bells’ to ‘Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow’
A tribute to the free-associating genius of the Silver Jews, whose work has flowed in and out of my life
With the new Broadway musical A Christmas Story, songwriter Benj Pasek continues a storied tradition
Phil Spector and Leonard Cohen’s incredible album, released 35 years ago, is a time capsule of American pop music
On the anniversary of the Beatle’s assassination, turning to his wild, controversial biographer for enlightenment
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.