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?
How to reconcile religious prohibitions on autopsies with the need to determine a cause of death
A novel excerpt examines the desperation of a family in need of a kidney
To honor her body, the writer visits a Tel Aviv tattoo parlor
From the archives: Trying to recall the exact moment my father told me he was dying
Freud and his theories on the inheritance of Jewishness
From the archives: The neverending fetishistic fascination with Jews and intelligence
From the archives: How a poet made the transition from man to woman
Vegetarianism grew too limiting for one writer, but kashrut, at least as she interprets it, never did
From the archives: In praise of ‘knish,’ ‘shmundie,’ and other Yiddish slang for vagina
From the archives: A new father finds that the bris ends but the foreskin lingers
How the debate over breastfeeding is driving us crazy
With a nuclear threat from Iran hovering, a Tel Aviv family dispenses with housekeeping
A haftorah of making worlds and taking sides
You might not have heard of Naftali Imber, but you’ve heard his most famous work
A museum puts the act of Torah creation in full view
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.