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
Third Israeli civilian killed in rocket attack; Palestinian death count passes 600
Plus Israel rules prostitution earnings can be taxed, and more in the news
Aviation concerns with new route designed to safeguard against Egypt strike
The quest for Purim glory
Plus, United States pushes back on Iran intelligence report
And Iran and Syria are still fond of each other
Israeli airline may have the world’s hottest—but not officially
Talking our way into Israel
The revered chef Hanoch Bar Shalom, who died last week, reinvented Israeli cuisine by embracing local food
A writer born in the capital of Holocaust denial tours the Jewish state as the cold war between Iran and Israel is about to get hot
Plus IDF makes plans for Gaza offensive, and more in the news
Plus, election day in Egypt, El Al ‘ambassadors,’ and more
Brushing up on tips from the JetBlue-El Al partnership
Israeli-born photographer Nadav Kander traveled China’s Yangtze river to chart the country’s transformation. He brought back a meditation on universal change.
Plus the truth about kosher, Israel and Micronesia, and more
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.