‘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.
He was the poet of normal life in a culture still beholden to its foundational myths
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?
A nonprofit called Elijah’s Journey tried to raise awareness about suicide and mental illness in a specifically Jewish context
My mother has corresponded with inmates for years, offering a sense of community—especially during the High Holidays
Tread carefully, the rabbis warn, when seeking to understand creation or envision God
A live-score screening of the Yiddish classic The Yellow Ticket helps launch the city’s Jewish cinema celebration
Three comedies—This Is 40, Parental Guidance, and The Guilt Trip—give the holidays cheap laughs
Rachel Weisz’s happy life with Daniel Craig makes Jewish men wonder if they can ever be good enough
How the godfather of X-rated animation—subject of recent screenings—paved the way for South Park
Filmmaker Andrew Jarecki is trying to overturn Jesse Friedman’s 1989 Great Neck molestation conviction
Spielberg’s timely new Civil War biopic portrays a man leading his people to the gates of the Promised Land
Russian-born Julia Loktev’s haunting new The Loneliest Planet sends beautiful youth into the wilderness
A rising generation of American entertainers cracks Jewish jokes galore—and couldn’t care less
Anne Hathaway’s and other celebrity weddings suggest that in America Jewishness has become aspirational
What a character named Adolf Critler means for the future of video games and the First Amendment
The Possession, starring Matisyahu, fails to live up to the potential of Jewish horror films
The novelist and film critic was the most gifted also-ran of the 1960s Jewish-American literary renaissance
The ketubah—the prenup’s antecedent—proves that, although love is ephemeral, a signature is forever
The famed screenwriter, who died Tuesday at 71, single-handedly invented a new kind of woman
A new French film is worth watching if only for its portrayal of aesthetic corruption propelled by bigotry
Celebrate Rosh Hashanah with a clever—and kosher—holiday cocktail
Hamas identified the men as members of the militant group’s armed wing
Jordanian bank found liable for knowingly transferring terrorism funds
Security concerns won’t derail annual Breslover pilgrimage to Uman
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
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.
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.