‘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 tries 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
Though we wish he wouldn’t
A perceived threat, a real threat, and bagels
But with help from a Jew
An Israeli nightmare about rootlessness leads to financial ruin
Rockin’ to Peres, belated womanhood, and fear in Pittsburgh
Passport stamps, tales of two birthrights, and more in the news
Life and death, prison grub, and an exemplary Jewess
She testified against him
A shonde fur di Yidn?
Madoff, interfaith dialogue, British Jews, and more
Our editor ponders Madoff, Dwek, and other shandes
Plus, tension at the Lebanon border
An ironic sculpture, a tired jokester, and a cross-genre cover
Original investors were Ruth’s parents’ friends, says New York
Inducted into new con artist hall of fame
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.