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?
The reason I don’t like the HBO drama? I want it to be a show about Jewish gangsters.
The murders in Benghazi are the latest in a string of attacks on American diplomats to go unanswered by the U.S.
The last chapter of the first tractate brings modern readers back to sex, bowel movements, and thunder
It’s time to admit that banning Mein Kampf while allowing anti-Islam cartoons is a double-standard
Saudi Arabia, China, and Iran ban books. Why are they being honored on the European book-fair circuit?
A rising generation of American entertainers cracks Jewish jokes galore—and couldn’t care less
A facelift for my daughter’s doll and a viral video about a toy monkey teach lessons about redemption
Berlin’s Jewish Museum gave Judith Butler and Germans permission to indulge dangerous political impulses
Anne Hathaway’s and other celebrity weddings suggest that in America Jewishness has become aspirational
Thomas Friedman, Elliott Abrams, Walter Russell Mead, and Aaron David Miller advise the next president
Shielding kids from the Yizkor memorial service, or death in general, is misguided—as children’s books suggest
A lesson for Yom Kippur from the loving reception a random transvestite got on the Internet
The High Holidays are the perfect time to instruct children in the art of saying ‘I’m sorry’—and meaning it
Islamists storm the U.S. embassy and Egypt’s last Jews have no rabbi. Shanah tova from the Muslim Brotherhood.
With star chef Adam Sobel’s recipe, nobody has an excuse for dry, overcooked meat this Rosh Hashanah
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.