‘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
Crusaders, myths, thrillers, and more
In Daniel Burman’s first play, a son tries to escape his mother’s grasp
Once bustling, and long silent, Krakow’s streets sing anew
Are Hasidism and Zen Buddhism kindred movements?
What the new Tin Pan Alley Rag teaches us about Irving Berlin and the other Jews who wrote the American songbook
An exhibition examines Washington’s Jewish life during the Civil War
A new book amasses the varied tales of those who fled the Third Reich
On writing in Hebrew, Primo Levi, and endless love
At annual culture festival, Jewishness is abundant; Jews, scarce
How Daniel Mendelsohn’s translations from the Greek illuminate his Jewishness
A documentary examines the life of Gertrude Berg, the driving force behind TV’s The Goldbergs
An Israeli choreographer turns a venerable Berlin shul into a performance space
In his essays, Leonard Michaels worried about the line between art and the profane
What makes a Jew: Family? Community? Books?
Remembering Harvey Kurtzman, the genius behind MAD Magazine
For a convert to Judaism, the Days of Awe mark a renewed commitment—this year more than ever
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
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.