‘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
Plus Bibi delays vote on West Bank outposts, and more in the news
The first free presidential election in Egypt begins today. No matter the winner, liberal democracy has lost.
Plus Bibi reiterates demand for no enrichment, and more in the news
Plus Egypt’s presidential flavor of the week, and more in the news
Aboul Fotouh reaps benefit of Brotherhood fatigue, opponent’s Mubarak link
Plus battlefield is set for replacing Tal Law, and more in the news
Plus Abbas reacts to the Arab Spring, and more in the news
Plus yet another new government in Jordan, and more in the news
Plus Bibi in the catbird seat, and more in the news
Salafists, Christians could defeat Muslim Brotherhood for presidency
Plus Egyptian Islamists flailing, and more in the news
Egypt’s famous comic actor was on trial this week for offending Islam. But for Israeli kids, he was a beloved face on state TV’s weekly Arab Movie.
The Egyptian journalist Mona Eltahawy is being smeared as an imperialist for calling out gender apartheid in the Mideast. She’s dead right.
Energy deal a pillar of Camp David Accords
Plus the Islamist who would be president, and more in the news
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.