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
French journalist says that alleged shooter Mehdi Nemmouche was his jailer in Syria, may have also tormented James Foley
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?’
The Talmud imagines the world as organized for the benefit of Torah sages, even in matters of sex and death
These Jewish leaders’ influence has been felt around the country, in every denomination, even if you don’t know them by name
Some Modern Orthodox teens observe ‘half-Shabbat,’ using cell phones in private. How widespread is the trend? Is it a crisis?
Bullying is wrong, but so are facile solutions
Talking about lizards at a writers’ conference in Bali
Stories of Abraham, the original outsider, and a young Israeli activist who followed his lead
Struggling to maintain a Mizrahi heritage in an Ashkenazi-dominated culture
Words Jews use
Pioneering feminist comics artist Nicole Hollander has drawn her big-haired, big-nosed heroine for 30 years
My mother pretended we weren’t Jewish when we moved to the South—but couldn’t resist kvelling over my book about it
Thinking about Noah while facing hope and heartbreak in the kennel
Why isn’t a Jew allowed to hate a fellow Jew?
The vintage children’s book about a Jewish Tom Thumb still speaks to today’s kids
Starting the Torah cycle anew and reckoning with Moses’ unfulfilled desire to reach the promised land
Sukkah City, in New York’s Union Square, was my attempt to bring Sukkot the attention it deserves
For a new Torah cycle, stories inspired by the weekly parasha. This week: a Nairobi slum, and the power of making the world known.
An illustrated look at Torah theft and Torah protection
Forgoing the usual bar and bat mitzvah swag, some teens are asking guests to contribute to charity
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
Controversy over the senator’s remarks has distracted from the real issue
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
Responding to critics of my essay about Israel media coverage
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.