‘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 tried 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
Thomas Friedman, Elliott Abrams, Walter Russell Mead, and Aaron David Miller advise the next president
Plus Aaron David Miller on Platformgate
Plus Annan would leave Assad, the Big Baby and his knishes, and more
Plus the limits of the lobby, and more in the news
Not exactly, but Israeli politics are entering America
Oxford-style debate raged over U.N. membership
Plus the U.S. reacts strongly to Iran nuclear report, and more
Plus the uncowardly Robert Ford, the Hasidic Sam Spade, and more
Plus, why Assad is still around, the most perfect Brooklyn trend piece, and more
Plus the man who gave us Passover Coke, and more
Plus hip prayer shawls, McCain calls for Pollard’s release, and more
Plus Balkany gets four, Helen Thomas doubles down, and more
Plus a few minor things that happened, and more
Plus Loughner in court, and more in the news
Plus hot Jewish Ivy League frat-boys, and more
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.