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
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?
New novel ‘The Betrayers’ boldly places at its center the most famous refusenik and all he represents for Soviet Jewry
Just because you’re in synagogue doesn’t mean you have to read what’s in the prayer book
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?
Relic from 2400 BCE believed to be the oldest illustration of the ritual
Health Minister says he doesn’t plan to outlaw the practice
Plus Sweden county seeks circumcision ban, and more in the news
Will European health officials take note?
Plus 10,000-year-old structure found near Jerusalem, and more in the news
Health ministry to introduce 2014 legislation to ‘regulate ritual circumcision’
American Academy of Pediatrics approves the procedure in new statement
German public opinion is ‘split’
Plus, Kabbalah guru killed, circumcision ban rolled back, and more in the news
L.A. congressman says it is a state or federal issue; has Muslim co-sponsor
Plus, Iranian smuggling, Crowe’s cutting remarks, and more
Comment of the week
Plus, West Bank mosque arson, anti-anti-circumcision victory, and more
Comic strip by ballot initiative author draws a ‘Monster Mohel’
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.