‘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
The beloved Brooklyn rabbi steps down from his pulpit
Plus a rabbi’s take on Inside Llewyn Davis, and more in the news
Afraid enough to warrant a public service announcement
Plus Assad talks tough and a Jewish Holocaust avenger tells his story
Plus Jack Lew gets confirmed as Treasury Secretary
Plus Haifa airport evacuated, third Iron Dome battery moves north
Rabbi Andy Bachman helps solve an office conundrum
My bet with Rabbi Andy Bachman
Hanna Rosin’s book The End of Men says women now outperform men. Is that true in Jewish communal life?
Plus the Dersh calls for a settlement freeze, and more
Park Slope synagogue will use funds to restore building, says rabbi
Beth Elohim joins the Guggenheim, the High Line, and the Apollo
Plus Koch’s got Lancman, playboy of the German-Jewish world, and more
Brooklyn group to decide whether to hold referendum over Israeli products
Brooklyn Rabbi Andy Bachman and Tablet’s Marc Tracy, both good liberals, can’t agree on the merits of the Occupy Wall Street movement
Controversial Met Opera production said to be sympathetic to terrorism
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
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.