‘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.
Philosopher Bettina Stangneth’s brilliant, newly translated study of the origins of evil shows why radicals like ISIS act like Nazis
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
After my mother died, I couldn’t recite the High Holiday prayer anymore—until I gained a new understanding of its words
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
Eli Leidner, 26, was punched in the face in Williamsburg, Brooklyn last night
Plus Mark Rothko and Shel Silverstein’s birthdays, and more in the news
City Councilman Brad Lander’s coalition includes Hasids and J Streeters—but can he move beyond Brooklyn?
One of the outrages of a Brooklyn assemblyman’s notorious choice of Purim costumes is its effect on anti-Semitism
‘I guess some people are still stuck in the 56th century’
But does the Brooklyn assemblyman’s influence insulate him from trouble?
The Brooklyn assemblyman kind of apologizes for wearing blackface
Plus Israeli documentaries strike out at the Academy Awards
Plus the Met revises its Stein exhibit, Gorenberg on settlers, and more
Assemblyman has not yet endorsed in race to replace Rep. Ackerman
GOP front-runner holds press conference with pro-annexation Likudnik
Weprin-Turner in overdrive
Candidate made Hitler analogy
Controversial ‘presumed consent’ will have to go
China against; N.Y. pol Dov Hikind in favor
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.