‘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
William Cowan, a former aide to Governor Deval Patrick, will represent Massachusetts
Jews in the House are leaving in droves
The Jewish Speaker of the House that could’ve been.
Plus the NYT on our turf, and more
Plus, Eichmann items on display, quoting Barney Frank, and more
Barney Frank is very funny, but why?
Without haggling, convicted spy could gain freedom
Alleges spy’s full damage remains untold
Thirty-nine Democratic reps. urge Obama
Plus Schumer won’t be leader, Feingold won’t be president
GOP gains empower Cantor, not Schumer
Jewish liberalism, spiritual boredom, and crock-pot miracles
A Torah portion of speaking up and standing out
For comparing Obama’s health-care plans to Nazis
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.