‘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
The former U.S. senator loved Jackie Mason and the political center
Or perhaps proof of why we need more Jewish holidays
For years, the Arabic press promoted the conspiracy that Jews fixed U.S. elections. That’s changing.
Plus the Free Gaza Movement’s promotion of Holocaust revision
Thomas Friedman, Elliott Abrams, Walter Russell Mead, and Aaron David Miller advise the next president
Plus Alan Gross gets a visit from Cuban Jewish leaders
Apparently rural American whites prefer Ahmadinejad to Obama
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The White House’s response to the anti-Islam video is proof of the enduring influence of Edward Said’s ideas
Four staff members, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya, killed
Plus Obama and Netanyahu to miss each other in September
Sharon Kleinbaum of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah is ‘delighted.’
Will the two Jewish Hollywood stars outshine RNC highlight Clint Eastwood?
The Romney campaign wigs out on cue
The Grammy Award-winning violinist and producer talks Kanye West, Jay-Z, and serving in the IDF
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
The story behind a story about a young woman’s search for a new kind of Jewish community
A preview of what’s to come over the next few weeks
Recipes featuring the Talmud’s five ingredients for a sweet new year
New project uses statistics to spot—and publicize—potential mass killings
Says Jerusalem bureau pulled his 2009 story about Israeli peace offer
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.