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
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
In an excerpt from a new biography, the great showman asks, ‘What does music mean?’
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?
The Talmud imagines the world as organized for the benefit of Torah sages, even in matters of sex and death
A new report tries to understand the demographic shift facing Jewish leadership
Several new books for children and young adults ask us to see the world through Palestinian kids’ eyes
Jacob’s ladder, the subject of this week’s parasha, is a lot like the great video game Minecraft
Partying in Brooklyn, with 4,000 Chabad rabbis
Gil Marks is making his encyclopedic knowledge of Jewish food available to the rest of us
In The Encyclopedia of Jewish Food, Gil Marks argues that food is about much more than just eating
A new young-adult novel tackles sexual abuse in the ultra-Orthodox world
What Jacob—the hero of this week’s parasha—and the Tea Party can teach us about politics
The dark side of divine inspiration: one writer’s cautionary tale
Preparing to officiate at my parents’ wedding-vow renewal, I discovered a connection to Judaism I didn’t know I had
What Abraham’s servant—the hero of this week’s parasha—and modern science can teach us about finding love
Searching for Jewish cooking in France
In Berkeley, three Orthodox Jews run a medical-marijuana collective selling a religiously inspired cannabis cream
While Colbert and Stewart face off in D.C., parents, too, hover between sanity and fear
An anti-Arab attack in East Jerusalem, and this week’s parasha about Abraham in Sodom
If Israel and the Holocaust are most Jews’ points of identification, which holidays are really the High Holidays?
Controversy over the senator’s remarks has distracted from the real issue
Ringing in the Jewish New Year with an artisanal tahini and honey spread
‘Anti-Semitism Antenna’ will be accessible by phone and online
Inspired by Leviticus, eScapegoat lets users offload sins onto a virtual goat
The 11-year-olds were wearing uniforms of local Jewish secondary school
An excerpt from Lucinda Franks’ Timeless: Love, Morgenthau, and Me
Predicting which Israelis will win the esteemed award is a national pastime
The singer also attributes past bad press to anti-Semitic and anti-female bias
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.