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?
Berlin was once home to 50,000 Jewish-owned businesses. A historian is now obsessively reconstructing their demise.
Street performers who pose for tourists by the Colosseum battle city authorities
The Sephardi Voices history project collects testimony from Jews who fled Arab lands after Israel was founded
A different version of the famed manual of mental disorders
Asher Lopatin succeeds Avi Weiss at an influential seminary, offering a pluralistic version of Orthodoxy
JBI International’s Braille materials and audiobooks help blind Jews stay connected to the community
Blossom director Zane Buzby offers financial support to a group of tragically overlooked Holocaust survivors
The Jewish Primary Day School is now the place to be for the kids of Washington’s politically connected Jews
Beards are having their pop cultural moment, but Jews have always known the value of a furry face
A new start-up uses 21st-century technologies to make ancient values relatable and dynamic
Rabbis have long tried to persuade us of the benefits of parting with some of our money. Are we listening?
The genocide committed by Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime earns a place in Washington’s Holocaust Museum
As teenage girls wrestle with their body image, new programs look for solutions in Jewish tradition
Emily Bazelon’s new book argues that bullying comes in different forms and so should its antidotes
A website’s interactive map brings the city’s Jewish past to life, showcasing everything from synagogues to smoked meat
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.