‘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
American Jews haven’t stood up for Jonathan Pollard. That might finally be changing.
Plus preparing for the worst in Lebanon, and more in the news
Plus Hezbollah resists U.N. tribunal, and more in the news
Plus talk borders, not settlements, and more
Building announcement leads to U.S.-Israeli friction
Plus federations worried about aging donor base, and more in the news
Plus Weisz and Aronofsky call it quits, and more
What’s cooking in New Orleans
Plus Cohen on Levin, Judt on NYC, and more
But urgency on Iran cuts both ways
Plus Israel to withdraw from Ghajar, and more in the news
Lunch with Yossi Klein Halevi
In Israel, ‘politics’ is not politics as usual
Plus Iran called out on meddling, and more in the news
Plus women for peace, and more
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.