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?
Troubling news from Sweden, Denmark, and Finland
Far-right French leader has got some repenting to do
A lawsuit against New York’s ‘oral suction’ law is misguided—and would backfire against the ultra-Orthodox
Consent forms will be required for ‘metzitzah b’peh’
If Prince Harry’s parents bucked the royal tradition of using mohels, will it inflame the circumcision war?
American Academy of Pediatrics approves the procedure in new statement
Following June’s controversial court ruling a doctor sues a rabbi
A growing attachment to the male umlaut
Germany’s challenge to Jewish tradition focuses on individual rights, but what about our bodies’ sanctity?
Michael Bloomberg enters the Metzitzah B’peh fray
Plus Syria only gets worse, and more in the news
Plus all is well in the Sinai!, Dylan the master thief, and more
Plus when did *she* grow to be so tall? and more
At the forefront of Ukrainian circumcision needs
Plus, circumcision initiative may be removed from S.F. ballot, and more in the news
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.