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 look at the today’s big days, including a special one
The Peter Beinart article to end them all (literally)
Competition among the yeshivot
A closer reading of Ernest Coles
Words Jews use
Cohen and Shteyngart team up to drink, and more
Novelists Gary Shteyngart and Joshua Cohen discuss their dark visions of the future
Rotem bill, currently frozen, provoked strong opposition stateside
Our editor reflects on a great mentor
Avishai aims at Newhouse, misses
Plus Iron Dome is fully forged, and more in the news
Emerging pedagogy looks at life before wartime
Plus Abbas is told to keep talks indirect, and more in the news
Our editor returns fire in the NYT
For once, pre-Holocaust photographer conjures appropriate nostalgia
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.