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 rise and fall of Isaac Rosenfeld, Saul Bellow’s great rival
A new book examines the place of Sephardim in America
Adina Hoffman’s quasi-biography of Palestinian poet Taha Muhammad Ali
Essay collection sheds light on the dark ages
Jonathan Freedland’s alter ego takes the thriller into new territory
In The Believers, Zoë Heller affectionately satirizes a family mired in ideology
A new anthology goes with the flow
Can religious women have their cake, and eat it too?
What a 1942 essay contest revealed about immigrants’ lives, in the Old World and the New
What’s behind evangelical support for Israel?
Jews dominated the once-booming ostrich feather business. A historian finds out why.
A politician who broke the mold (it’s not who you think)
The works that shaped my imagination
Novelist Yael Hedaya explores the daily struggles of modern Israelis
In her new novel, Linda Grant tackles questions of identity, morality, and fashion
When it comes to brines, Sandor Katz bubbles with enthusiasm
More proof the language isn’t dying: interactive online courses
Anti-Semitic write-in candidate affiliated with white supremacist group
Discovery enables further research of the Nazi extermination camp
A case of mistaken MacArthur identity
If Israel and the Holocaust are most Jews’ points of identification, which holidays are really the High Holidays?
Controversy over the senator’s remarks has distracted from the real issue
Ringing in the Jewish New Year with an artisanal tahini and honey spread
‘Anti-Semitism Antenna’ will be accessible by phone and online
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.