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.
Hamas today is in the same position as Yasser Arafat once was: sacrificing its people to a corrupted ideal
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?
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
Ridley Scott’s sci-fi masterpiece grasps for nothing less than the meaning of life and the limits of faith
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.