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 novelist reflects on what it means to be a Jewish writer
A Jewish Valentine? Bring on the heartbreak
Rich Cohen’s new book, ‘Israel is Real,’ is divorced from reality
Virtuous Poles, an X-Men villain, Rashi’s daughters, and YA classics
In a searching memoir, a daughter revisits her father’s deceptions
An anthology tries—and fails—to paint Einstein as hostile to Israel
Black-Jewish harmony, sitting shiva, bat mitzvah prep, and more
For Lisa Anne Auerbach, the yarn is the message
New sounds in Jewish-Latin fusion
Before Doctor Zhivago, Pasternak wrote poetry—and about himself
A leading collector, as remembered by his daughter
We are all Rashi’s heirs, but what, exactly, is our inheritance?
A play examines the notion that Nazis made soap from Jewish flesh
Crusaders, myths, thrillers, and more
In Daniel Burman’s first play, a son tries to escape his mother’s grasp
Ringing in the Jewish New Year with an artisanal tahini and honey spread
‘Anti-Semitism Antenna’ will be accessible by phone and online
Inspired by Leviticus, eScapegoat lets users offload sins onto a virtual goat
Controversy over the senator’s remarks has distracted from the real issue
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.