‘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
Though a bit tarnished, the Abstract Expressionist windows at Brooklyn’s Kingsway Jewish Center still glimmer
Charles London traveled the world and found a brand of Judaism he could embrace
Headliners and sidemen
David Lehman, author of ‘A Fine Romance,’ offers insights into the American songbook
Samuel Maoz’s ‘Lebanon’ is the latest of three recent films about the 1982 Lebanon war
An expert picks his top ten favorites from the Jewish-written American songbook
A newly translated anthology expands our notion of Israeli dissent
Literary scholar Elisa New focuses on the world of her forebears
The characters in ‘God’s Gym’ strive to make order out of life’s chaos
How marrying Marilyn Monroe ruined Arthur Miller’s genius
A sukkah of tomorrow, held up by its inhabitants
The latest in Holocaust and Lebowski scholarship
The Coen brothers’ new movie is a masterful meditation on Judaism
A student sukkah project harks back to architecture’s dawn
A portable sukkah for the weekday wanderer
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.