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?
The Brooklyn-born cowboy was a Woody Guthrie sidekick and is a hero to Dylan
On the anniversary of the activist’s assassination
The activist and Peter, Paul, and Mary guitarist turns 75 today
Or this week in high-profile auctions
Rock legend Al Kooper opens up to Princeton’s Sean Wilentz about making music with Bob Dylan, and more
The writer unpacks her record collection and the lazy pleasures of a lifelong music listener
Peter, Paul, and Mary meets with Israeli Labor MK
A new documentary looks at the many iterations of the popular tune, from Hasidic niggun to American kitsch
Two firefighters killed, two others shot, in attack in western New York
Plus a presidential zombie face-off, Peruvian shamans weigh in, and more
Plus Hamas fires anti-aircraft weapon at Israel for first time ever
The genius of Steely Dan talks blacks, Jews, and Lenny Bruce—and his new record, Sunken Condos
Plus the swastika comes to Twitter
Plus President Obama clarifies U.S. relationship with Egypt: “not an ally”
A look at Bob Dylan’s new album, which drops today
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.