‘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 tried 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
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
Starstruck author Yael Levy puts religious Jewish women in a place they’re rarely found: romance novels
What happens when an Israeli and a Palestinian, separated by checkpoints, meet and fall for each other
A Jewish spiritual practice called Mussar offers hope and inner peace for women in an unlikely place: prison
A partridge native to Yemen might go extinct. A rabbi is trying to save it, because he thinks it’s kosher.
When I decided that my next book would include a gun, I went to a firing range for the first time—and loved it
Eliyahu Goldratt’s The Goal is required reading in every business school, but it’s also a fable about Israeli-American relations
In most places, the No Pants Subway Ride is just a prank. How’d it go over in a city that prizes modesty?
As immigrants revive the German city’s historic community, new ideas emerge about Jewish engagement
Dov Yosef was one of the state’s founding fathers, but his unpopular economic measures made him a pariah
When a drought left Omaha’s ritual bath empty, refilling it required some imagination—and a ton of ice
In the first part of a new series, we meet a sex therapist who helps religious Jews achieve intimacy
As we debate gun policy in the wake of Newtown, we should heed the wisdom of the Jewish sages
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
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
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.