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
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
Just because you’re in synagogue doesn’t mean you have to read what’s in the prayer book
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?
Jewish and Arab Israelis shrugging off threat of Syrian war
Makovsky: Israelis debate how Syria strikes would affect US action in Iran
With chemical weapons used in Syria, Israelis fear an attack at home
Israel, America, and talk of a potential attack on Assad’s regime
Arms, no-fly zones, interventions, and confusion
Others speculate on what might happen if the powerful weapons arrive
Plus author Alice Walker’s upcoming gig at the 92Y rankles many
The secretary of state prattles about imaginary treaties while the Arab world is engulfed by a Sunni-Shia civil war
More on the battle for a key town
Following Putin’s rejection of Bibi’s plea to not bolster Syrian air defense
Plus Joyce Brothers (1927-2013) and Israeli settlements for Palestinians
Top Israeli military and intelligence analysts are divided over which side to back in Syria’s civil war
Plus Assad talks tough and a Jewish Holocaust avenger tells his story
What some of the smart folks are saying
Plus an update from Hungary, chips and dip, and an Orthodox surfer
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.