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 Julia Roberts blockbuster—and the Elizabeth Gilbert memoir it’s based on—get the prayer part all wrong
A new look at the origins of Islam describes a tolerant world that may not have existed
Blogging Joshua Cohen’s ‘Witz’
Plus Blair stranded, books in Italy, and more in the news
Rather than ban books, let’s find alternatives
Jewish groups protesting a pro-Palestinian book are missing the point
Eavesdropping on a book-club meeting and lamenting the unloved life of a writer
A very Ladino Hanukkah, a very Latvian Hanukkah, and more
Jewgrass, children’s books, and more
Israel loses Amos Kenan, author, artist, activist, native son
Leader struggles for an annotated ‘Mein Kampf’
George Allen’s book of moral lessons
Parliamentarians read, ideologically
They had to look at an icky book about gays!
Plan to freeze prices
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.