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?
Three subjects—Iran, the Palestinians, and Syria—will surely be the subject of tonight’s dinner in Jerusalem
The range of problems and the variety of answers in the study of Oral Law lead to new pathways of reasoning
The new Disney Oz flick stars Jewish actors. Somewhere, over the rainbow, that will no longer matter.
Don’t just ask for donations at your bar or bat mitzvah. Do some homework and find a cause with meaning.
To overcome fated lives, the Talmud’s rabbis argued, perform virtuous acts according to Torah
On his first trip abroad, the new secretary of state criticized Erdogan’s comments about Israel. It’s about time.
Rabbis left enforcement of their Talmudic decrees to communal standards and voluntary commitment
One of the outrages of a Brooklyn assemblyman’s notorious choice of Purim costumes is its effect on anti-Semitism
Chuck Hagel will be secretary of Defense, and Iran will go nuclear. So much for an all-powerful Israel Lobby.
When is a tent just a tent and not like a bed or a hat? To update Jewish laws, the rabbis reasoned by analogy.
Billy Crystal is long gone, but the Academy Awards medley need not be! The Tattler sings of 2012’s best films.
Video: Bake the perfect batch of triangular cookies for the holiday—with homemade fruit filling
You wouldn’t expect that the tractate on Shabbat would be the place to discuss circumcision. You’d be wrong.
The comedian’s sister’s protest of gender inequality at the Western Wall makes a case for holiness, not against
Starstruck author Yael Levy puts religious Jewish women in a place they’re rarely found: romance novels
Recipes featuring the Talmud’s five ingredients for a sweet new year
New project uses statistics to spot—and publicize—potential mass killings
Says Jerusalem bureau pulled his 2009 story about Israeli peace offer
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?
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.