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
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?’
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 Talmud imagines the world as organized for the benefit of Torah sages, even in matters of sex and death
A new documentary asks why Israel has overlooked the other Jews who died alongside Yoni Netanyahu
The powerful Italian comedian-turned-politician is further proof that vacuous celebrity candidates are bad news
Why couldn’t Soviet Jews see the dictator—who died 60 years ago—for the anti-Semitic murderer that he was?
Melbourne’s Jews confront the mysterious death of one of their own, Ben Zygier, in an Israeli prison
David Hartman, my late study partner, wanted to be a great rabbi. He ended up in a war for Judaism’s future.
Why is Argentina letting Iran examine the 1994 AMIA bombing in Buenos Aires, a crime Hezbollah surely committed?
Journalist Jakob Augstein appears alongside Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on a top 10 list of the world’s worst bigots
Our adopted children escaped the misery of Russian orphanages. Others won’t be as lucky.
Will Putin’s ban on adoptions finally help U.S. officials grasp the nature of Russia’s political leadership?
Shut out for years, this week Bnei Menashe Jews moved to Israel. Why did the government change its policy?
The Jewish National Fund is giving away pines for Christmas—and irony isn’t one of the reasons they’re doing it
Gun-rights advocates cite Nazi laws in their defense of the Second Amendment. Is the comparison fair?
In Sweden, a respected magazine is reviving the canard that the IDF plundered the organs of Palestinians
After half a century tracking down Nazis for prosecution, Serge Klarsfeld says his work continues
A new book, Escape From North Korea, says the Korean diaspora should emulate the movement to free Soviet Jewry
Ringing in the Jewish New Year with an artisanal tahini and honey spread
Controversy over the senator’s remarks has distracted from the real issue
‘Anti-Semitism Antenna’ will be accessible by phone and online
Inspired by Leviticus, eScapegoat lets users offload sins onto a virtual goat
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.