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
Labour Party leader talks anti-Semitism, Iran, and the faltering peace process
Plus Muslim Brotherhood likens Egypt’s army to Hitler, and more in the news
Labour leader responds to Daily Mail charge his immigrant father was disloyal
Amid U.K. hacking scandal, Jewish Labour leader thrives
How the Murdoch scandal could give Britain its first Jewish head of government
You can bet on it (literally)
Man Booker winner Howard Jacobson talks about English anti-Semitism, ping-pong, and the seriousness of Jewish jokes
In The Finkler Question, Howard Jacobson sees Jewish shame and non-Jewish philo-Semitism as two sides of one coin
Plus R.I.P. Penn, the Jew of ‘Mad Men,’ and more
Plus Sheikh Jarrah tense, and more in the news
Paging Jeb Bush!
And the Miliband brothers battle for Labour lead
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.