‘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
Back when the Yiddish press relished covering suicides
A writer wonders which neighbor will hide him when the next genocide happens
Little people, big questions
Does telling children they’re hated make them mishear lyrics and, eventually, horde Viagra?
How to talk to kids about death, in Haiti and at home
From the archives: Trying to recall the exact moment my father told me he was dying
But will presented weird incentives for dad
‘Six Feet Under’ is in, day school’s out, and kashrut’s on the rise
Life and death, prison grub, and an exemplary Jewess
Misaskim shows up whenever Jewish bodies are involved
Crises face the newly departed
On a northern Atlantic shore, I discovered how to mourn—and honor—my brother
A burial society’s life lessons
An activist poet explores the religious side of social justice
Elisa Albert talks about her first novel—a coming-of-death tragicomedy
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
The story behind a story about a young woman’s search for a new kind of Jewish community
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.