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
Plus the non-freeze, the non-talks, and more in the news
Although probe is criticized as soft
Obama backs Bibi on direct talks
Plus Israel files internal Gaza War charges, and more in the news
The 1967 Soviet-Egyptian intervention in Israel is a lesson in how not to block a Mideast bomb
Dining chez POTUS, Turkey troubles, and more
What an Egyptian thriller says about the country’s perception of Israel
Bashar al-Assad has maintained his country’s key position in Mideast politics by drawing out the peace process and turning it into warfare by other means
Obama’s Middle East policy may soon shift away from moderates in favor of extremists
Plus more ships set sail, and more in the news
Zechariah, the flotilla, and reflections on might and morality
Your midday Flotilla update
Geoffrey Wawro’s Quicksand misses an opportunity to make an isolationist critique of U.S. Middle East policy
Plus de-linking ‘linkage,’ non-Ambassador Dershowitz, and more in the news
Plus Wiesel dines Chez Obama, Mideast nukes, and more in the news
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.