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
Plus deadly clashes, habemus health care, and more in the news
And—ahem!—we predicted it
Plus Tzipi Livni, two nations turn their frustrated eyes to you, and more
Which is maybe why there’s so much of it!
Chicago lawyer Alan Solow is the putative spokesman for American Jewry, but does he have what it takes to manage the community’s increasingly complex relationship with the Obama Administration?
Plus death by Gaza rocket and more in the news
How the controversy has played in America
Plus wait ’til at least next year for Iranian nuke, and more in the news
Plus Palin wades in, Breitbart is ridiculous, and more
Why pick on our friends but not our enemies?
Plus a flashpoint J’lem shul, the right hits Obama, and more in the news
Fallout from last week’s East J’lem announcement continues
The ‘proximity talks,’ and what happens if they fail
What journalist’s new show means for conservatism
Becomes first graphic designer to win National Medal of Arts
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.