‘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 tries 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
Author Simon Kuper uses soccer to show how, as Dutch Jews were killed, life went on for everyone else
Between stops on a world tour, Alisa Weilerstein remembers the late Elliott Carter and plays us some Bach
If a society’s vitality is evidenced by the pulse of its dance music, then there’s hope for Israel
A new book argues that the roster of Jewish jocks includes matadors, weightlifters, and competitive eaters
In The Canvas, novelist Benjamin Stein looks at the Binjamin Wilkomirski story from opposing angles
A new biography of the singer, performing in Brooklyn this week, tells how a penniless teen got her star born
The man who brought us When Bad Things Happen to Good People turns to a biblical predecessor for lessons
In Fortress Israel, journalist Patrick Tyler argues that the country’s warrior ethos impedes Mideast peace
A controversial radio play of the famous diary—rejected in 1952 as too Jewish—gets a second airing
Hanna Rosin’s book The End of Men says women now outperform men. Is that true in Jewish communal life?
Epichorus, led by a rabbinical student and with a Sudanese Muslim singer, redefines devotional music
Theodore Ross grew up pretending he wasn’t Jewish. His book Am I a Jew? traces his re-engagement with Judaism.
The Alaev Family, from Tajikistan by way of Israel, turns traditional folk songs into infectious dance music
Bambi was invented by a Viennese Jew. David Rakoff, who died Aug. 9, examined the story’s dark side in 2006.
Betty Sussman, 80, finds her calling as an official greeter at Palm Beach International Airport
This season’s time jump bypasses much of the bootlegger’s criminal career
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
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.