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?
The flamboyant pioneers of New York’s Yiddish theater crossed continents, genders, and coasts
Shmuel Hasfari’s long-running The Master of the House is a smash hit in Tel Aviv. Can it make it in the O.C.?
Daily Show writer Rob Kutner started putting on an annual Purimspiel five years ago. He discusses his rowdy and popular parody with Sara Ivry.
Four rarely-seen plays echo
Composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown hasn’t always had an easy time fitting in. Neither have his characters.
F. Murray Abraham tackles theater’s most vexing villains
How a cassette from a Spanish flea market made a Westchester girl fall in love with flamenco
After Fiddler and The Apple Tree, Harnick and Bock took on a different challenge
Luba Kadison, once a member of famed Yiddish theater company the Vilna Troupe, reminisces about her past
Seven decades after Stella Adler originated the role, will Clifford Odets’ Bronx matriarch be harder to digest, or easier to dismiss?
British playwright Israel Zangwill coined America’s most enduring metaphor as his reputation dissolved in controversy
The children’s opera Brundibar inspires and terrifies
A comedienne’s special kind of holiday cheer
Why is Mike Leigh’s family drama less powerful than Everybody Loves Raymond?
One-person shows dominate the Fringe festival
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.