‘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.
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
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.
Forty percent of Jewish millennials may be unaffiliated. That doesn’t mean they’re not creating a new kind of Jewish world.
Just because you’re in synagogue doesn’t mean you have to read what’s in the prayer book
Figure much higher than at the height of Oslo Accords
Plus Israel goes to California, Weiner on “chutzpah,” and more in the news
Get your poorly kept beards ready
19th-century Russians sue for trademark violation
Plus Wisse kvells over Yiddish, Israel sells itself, and more
Plus new U.S. Syria envoy also killed Jesse James, and more
President needs a 75 on midterms to avoid being held back a year
N.Y. congressman gives Jon Stewart ‘naches’
Plus J.D.’s Jewishness Unease, blustery Dubai, and more
Plus frum dating, ‘nasology,’ Huckabee in Jerusalem, and more
Obama to attend controversial breakfast; Jew-groups silent
The speeches at Herzliya, protecting the kids from Judaism, and more
Rabbi Michael Lerner emails to call out the president, in the cause of tikkun olam
Warns against repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
But the U.S. may not really want them
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.