‘Chained wives,’ refused Jewish divorces by their husbands, take to social media
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.
He was the poet of normal life in a culture still beholden to its foundational myths
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?
A nonprofit called Elijah’s Journey tries to raise awareness about suicide and mental illness in a specifically Jewish context
My mother has corresponded with inmates for years, offering a sense of community—especially during the High Holidays
Tread carefully, the rabbis warn, when seeking to understand creation or envision God
Israel fears a crisis in Egypt, but the U.S. remains calm. How did these allies come to see things so differently?
Sages in a superstitious age accepted the existence of invisible devils and the use of magic to render them visible
The son of Viennese refugees from Hitler, the gifted, menschy composer wrote the ultimate survivor’s song
Palestinians in the diaspora are thriving, so what exactly is preventing success in the West Bank and Gaza?
Our book critic dives into Daf Yomi’s daily regimen expecting a law code, but instead finds a chain of questions
When did the Queen of England, star of the Olympic opening ceremony, become a Jewish grandmother?
Jews have pioneered the premium ice cream craze for 40 years, from Häagen-Dazs to Ben & Jerry’s and beyond
Forget the Olympics and going for the gold. Books about baseball show kids why it’s OK—even good—not to win.
The Material World, Dan Fishback’s new musical, uses the Jewish left to ask: Are consumers the new workers?
The fall of Assad’s pro-Iranian regime is a net gain for the U.S., even if what replaces it isn’t a reliable ally
Anxious about sending your kids to camp? Don’t just fret—sing along to some of your favorite songs.
Floating Rice’s name as a possible vice president shows the Romney campaign’s lack of foreign-policy smarts
A birthday visit with M.H. Abrams, peer of Trilling, teacher of Bloom, and editor of the Norton Anthology
The ketubah—the prenup’s antecedent—proves that, although love is ephemeral, a signature is forever
A thrift shop in New York’s East Village holds the story of my kids’ early years, and of a changed neighborhood
Controversial Met Opera production said to be sympathetic to terrorism
For a convert to Judaism, the Days of Awe mark a renewed commitment—this year more than ever
This season’s time jump bypasses much of the bootlegger’s criminal career
Celebrate Rosh Hashanah with a clever—and kosher—holiday cocktail
Hamas identified the men as members of the militant group’s armed wing
Jordanian bank found liable for knowingly transferring terrorism funds
Security concerns won’t derail annual Breslover pilgrimage to Uman
The NYC restaurant will be serving honey and red wine-braised short ribs
Rogue diplomat secured passports for rebels fleeing Assad’s bloody regime
Chaya Ben Baruch’s sixth child was born with Down syndrome. Then she did what every good mother does—set out to find him a mate.
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.