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 is it that one of the greatest collections of Hebraica ever assembled can’t find a home?
Oran Etkin takes his cues from Malian griots, Louis Armstrong, and the shtetl
A new book assesses the president’s role in the creation of Israel
Wisecrackers, retailers, and Maimonideans
In a book on the Dreyfus Affair, writer-lawyer Louis Begley offers a 21st-century J’accuse
Is a film about Palestinians inherently political?
Wallace Shawn on being Jewish—onscreen and off
Louis Kahn and the architecture of quiet reverence
A new study of the Warsaw Ghetto features the brutal and the banal
The Baader-Meinhof Gang had all the brains of an action flick
Jewish liberalism, spiritual boredom, and crock-pot miracles
Daniel Levin and Austin Ratner could have been professionals; instead they became novelists
New albums find inspiration in the Passover haggadah
Inside the world of Benjamin De Casseres: aphorist, diarist, egotist
Jews and Germans, Trotsky, Clarice Lispector
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.