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
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
In an excerpt from a new biography, the great showman asks, ‘What does music mean?’
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?
The Talmud imagines the world as organized for the benefit of Torah sages, even in matters of sex and death
Birthright Israel will take 40,000 young Jews on a free trip to the Jewish state this year. We’re joining them.
Plus how Jews vote, R.I.P. H&H, and more
Parts of the movement will likely discredit the whole
Plus notes on Barenboim’s concert, and more
Plus Gaza strikes, Debbie Friedman, and more in the news
What if Mark Zuckerberg went on Birthright?
And where you can attend a reading
The northern problem, Birthright, and more
‘The Ethicist’ weighs in!
The limits of a cross-denominational partnership aimed at helping Jewish educators
Plus long-planned settlements, R.I.P. Exodus captain, and more
Philanthropist likes Birthright as bulwark against intermarriage
CBN chief promoted Messianic Judaism, which Birthright claims to reject
In new commercial for Israel study program
And into Israel, seeing sights, meeting with pols, and bugging a kabbalah macher.
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.