‘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
Highlighting the Jewish impact on New York City
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A small temple in Olean was just added to the National Register of Historic Places, but for one girl growing up there, it always had cultural significance
Plus Paul vs. Kristol, the Lego Auschwitz, and more
Emma Lazarus’ “The New Colossus” is a greater symbol of freedom’s light than the Statue of Liberty
Nextbook Press presents an annotated version of ‘The New Colossus’
As the Statue of Liberty turns 125, talking to statue-bound tourists about Emma Lazarus, the poet whose sonnet is inscribed in its base
Three cemeteries belonging to Shearith Israel, the oldest Jewish congregation in North America, are tucked away in Manhattan, a visible legacy of New York City’s long-ago Jewish past
It’s the ‘The New Colossus’ poet’s birthday
As Hanukkah approaches, a look at the year’s best Jewish picture books
Daniel fries a potato, Abrams fries Obama, and more
Including Emma Lazarus in the Passover seder reminds Jews to keep marching toward justice
Questions, answers, entrances, and exoduses—our complete Passover coverage
The 19th-century murder scandal that ended the reign of New York’s Sephardic aristocracy
Vote for Lazarus in silly Jewish Hall of Fame contest
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.