‘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 new book examines the world of Israel’s ‘Arab Jews’
With Lionel Trilling and Robert Giroux cheerleading, Sam Astrachan had a stellar future. Then the glimmer faded.
Sholem Aleichem’s newly-translated novel fails to rise to the heights reached by his stories
A 1951 novel parses the meaning of home
A new collection offers four centuries of women’s spiritual literature
Why Gregor von Rezzori yearned for an era he never knew
How Allen Ginsberg’s letters were an extension of his poetry
Can contemporary poetry engage the ancient art of prophecy?
Jewish writers and writing of the (last) Depression
Howard Chaykin’s revolutionary comic-book view of urban life
Familiar boundaries are made fluid in new collection of scholarly essays
French artists and Nazi rule
Seventy years ago, a contentious novel scrutinized Judaism through the eyes of a young boy
A young poet’s journey on the island of Djerba
A new biography shines a light on Marie Syrkin
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.