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?
Forget the yellow mesh bag. This Hanukkah, look for ethically produced and distributed chocolate coins.
This week’s Talmud study reveals legal debates that refine the limits and nature of inherently abstract concepts
Why the most inclusive of celebrations should be every American Jew’s favorite holiday
The murder of Shaima Alawadi isn’t a sign of increasing prejudice, but of writers’ credulousness
By helping gay kids, synagogues and Jewish schools can make the community better for all of us
The general was one of few who understood that Iran was at war with the U.S., and no bargain could be struck
When new inventions made widespread sinning the norm, ancient rabbis adapted. The Talmud’s God approved.
U.K. reality show Jewish Mum of the Year hunts for the most unbearable person on Earth
In this report from the future, the U.S. pulls out of the Gulf as the Saudis cozy up to Avigdor Lieberman
The origin of a famous anecdote shines light on the compromises of Conservative and Reform Judaism
A Talmudic discussion of Hanukkah and Sabbath candles leads to a lesson in the sacred and profane
Friday night dinner wouldn’t be the same without this Jewish staple. Here’s the tastiest recipe you’ll find.
I’ve become the overscheduling parent I hate. But Shabbat, havdalah in particular, can slow kids down.
Study of the Talmud’s second tractate reveals how the rabbis stuck to logic and made it sacred
An architect built me a house in Warsaw—coincidentally right where my mother risked her life to save her family
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.