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?
If North Korea has the bomb, as this week’s nuclear test indicated, then for all practical purposes, so does Iran
Talmudic rabbis debate the reach of permissions and prohibitions, and Jews are rewarded for virtuous behavior
Why is Argentina letting Iran examine the 1994 AMIA bombing in Buenos Aires, a crime Hezbollah surely committed?
The rabbis who reasoned about the day of rest also celebrated it. Plus: The Talmud on iPad and in translation.
Whitney’s mother to Oprah: Gay is not OK. Is her prejudice any different from ours against intermarriage?
Barack Obama and Chuck Hagel look to the 34th president as a foreign-affairs model. But is it a willful misreading?
Lionizing those who perform feats of memory and logic, who reason strictly from premise to conclusion
The host of Obama’s second inaugural party, Sen. Charles Schumer, is America’s lovable Jewish Uncle Leo
My 7-year-old told me to vote for the party that ‘gives the most peace,’ but there were none on offer in Israel’s election
In this week’s page of Talmud, the rabbis show their skill at making distinctions between obligation and acting out
For Tu B’Shevat, a cooking class creates a perfect opportunity to teach children about Jewish values
The Golden Globes and Oscars reward Lincoln and Django. Are slavery movies the new Holocaust flicks?
It’s hard to teach kids etiquette when adults behave badly. So put down your smartphone and pay attention.
In order to understand Sabbath rules, the rabbis show, one must imagine exactly what work the Israelites did
The hit period-specific PBS drama glosses over a crucial detail of 1920s England: anti-Semitism
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.