‘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
Turkey wants in, Lieberman picks a fight, and more
“Vagina” in Yiddish and a guide to Tisha B’Av
Why Avigdor Lieberman wants to circulate a photo of Hitler and the mufti
Not mom anymore
To get with the peace program
Never mind gay marriage. In Israel, even the conventional variety is tricky.
Sharing Jerusalem, Mubarak’s two cents, and more in the news
A swine flu scare, justice for Holocaust victims, and more from the morning news
A Bosnian politician, a Hollywood mogul, and more from the morning papers
As the U.S.-Israel relationship seems to cool, the new foreign minister visits the Kremlin.
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.