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?
One Talmudic rabbi’s prayers work, while others’ fall on deaf ears. Is humility more pleasing to God than pomp?
Republican and Democratic politicians are reviving a favorite Nazi debating point this election season
If Prince Harry’s parents bucked the royal tradition of using mohels, will it inflame the circumcision war?
My son’s first day of class went surprisingly well: no knife fights in the schoolyard, no time in solitary confinement
A coup at the rabbinic academy deposes Gamliel and unleashes a torrent of questions
What the pro-Palestinian activist—whose death was just ruled an accident—shared with Lawrence of Arabia
That hot new website making fun of Jewish Republicans? My husband and I made it—and you’re welcome.
In this week’s Talmud reading, the soul addresses God, but the body has its own agenda
Think your kid can get into the B’nai Bagel Preschool for Overly Gifted Toddlers? Take the test.
In pageant show Honey Boo Boo, pop culture finally has a convincing take on the aspirations of newcomers
Rancho La Puerta’s proprietor pioneered healthy eating. Now she teaches guests how to keep food simple.
The three factors that explain why a Republican president is no more likely to stage a pre-emptive attack
This week’s Daf Yomi reframes the debate over the primacy of force or scholarship in Jewish values
Breastfeeding mothers have enough to think about without worrying that they’re not sufficiently sexy
Israel fears a crisis in Egypt, but the U.S. remains calm. How did these allies come to see things so differently?
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.