‘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
Plus American plotter in Mumbai attack sentenced to 35 years
And Ehud Olmert goes to crazy lengths to attack Netanyahu
Plus a round up on condemnations on Libyan
102-year-old was eminent historian, fierce Revisionist Zionist
Support for President Obama is sagging among a key Democratic voting bloc. Now his campaign has 11 months to win back Jewish voters.
Influential commenter concludes Bibi won’t make peace on his own
Remnick, of The New Yorker, on Haaretz
Will anti-settlement sentiment prove a tipping point?
Novelist defeats favorites McCarthy, Carey
Who will make The New Yorker’s under-40 cut?
BHL in NYC
Old-school Jewish class distinctions in blogger’s ‘New Yorker’ riposte
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.