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
Signs do not point to Iran
Plus, Syria’s prime minister defects to Jordan
Meanwhile Ahmadinejad calls for Israel’s destruction…again
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and Saudi Arabia’s rulers bury their differences to fight the Shiite enemy
Plus Tal Law and Romney doubles down on Palestinian culture
A solution for the oft-bombed gas pipeline between Israel and Egypt
Plus what is going on in Egypt? and more in the news
Conflict may foretell whether the new boss is still the old boss
The Muslim Brotherhood, which won the presidency Saturday, sees itself as a corrective to modern Egyptian life
What Egypt’s elections mean to the region
But the Egyptian military has other ideas
Plus the Iran talks are stalled, and more in the news
Upheaval in Egypt and Libya has led to widespread looting—and the plunder is being sold on the Israeli market
Plus African immigrants attacked in Tel Aviv, and more in the news
13 candidates, four frontrunners, (probably) two finalists
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.