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
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
In an excerpt from a new biography, the great showman asks, ‘What does music mean?’
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 Talmud imagines the world as organized for the benefit of Torah sages, even in matters of sex and death
Bahrain, Qatar, Indonesia, and the United Arab Emirates won’t show the film
Darren Aronofsky didn’t make his protagonist a vegetarian—the Bible did
It rains and rains in the most eccentric Old Testament adaptation, and most Jewish biblical blockbuster, ever made
Darren Aronofsky credits Mrs. Fried with the idea for the film, cast her in it
Who built the ark? Russell Crowe.
Rachel Weisz’s happy life with Daniel Craig makes Jewish men wonder if they can ever be good enough
Plus GOP hammers Obama on Syria envoy, and more
Plus, the most Jewish HBO series yet, and more
In Leeches, a novel by the Serbian Jewish writer David Albahari, Belgrade plays home to nationalists, anti-Semites, and kabbalistic puzzles
Site of famous coaster up for sale
Whom to root for Sunday night
Black Swan and Barney’s Version can both be seen as grappling with how to portray Jewishness onscreen. One succeeds; the other fails.
Plus START supporters hone in on AIPAC, and more
In other news, there is no Santa Claus
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.