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
I knew my friends weren’t keen on kids. Then I found out that they didn’t much care for parents, either.
The 500 infant children of migrant workers currently facing deportation expose the unsettled nature of Israel’s immigration policy for foreign caregivers
An afternoon of grilling, drinking, and friendly conversation with neighbors is one man’s nightmare
Stories of Abraham, the original outsider, and a young Israeli activist who followed his lead
The vintage children’s book about a Jewish Tom Thumb still speaks to today’s kids
Rosh Hashanah, a reminder of the cyclical nature of Jewish life, provides good lessons for parenting
A hot day in Tel Aviv, a bored child, and a discussion of the Commandments
A haftorah of consolations and expectations
A haftorah of breaking down and sobering up
There are distinct similarities between what comes out on the page and what comes out in the w.c.
Passover is about freedom, so let’s not encourage our kids to be slaves to their allergies
Little people, big questions
How becoming a father drove me away from Judaism—and my daughters into the Episcopal Church
How to talk to kids about death, in Haiti and at home
How to keep your kid from becoming a tattler
Ringing in the Jewish New Year with an artisanal tahini and honey spread
‘Anti-Semitism Antenna’ will be accessible by phone and online
Inspired by Leviticus, eScapegoat lets users offload sins onto a virtual goat
Controversy over the senator’s remarks has distracted from the real issue
The 11-year-olds were wearing uniforms of local Jewish secondary school
An excerpt from Lucinda Franks’ Timeless: Love, Morgenthau, and Me
Predicting which Israelis will win the esteemed award is a national pastime
The singer also attributes past bad press to anti-Semitic and anti-female bias
Responding to critics of my essay about Israel media coverage
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.