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 calls for greater involvement in Syria gather steam
Did Zosa Szajkowski save precious documents from the Nazis, or did he steal the cultural patrimony of French Jews?
An Israeli director is beaten in France, and his film, Rock the Casbah, gets mired in politics of perception
Plus Israel fends off hackers, Yom Hashoah gets Instagrammed
Yariv Horowitz was reportedly beaten just before winning best film award
French Jews are quietly moving to New York, London, and Israel
Can a group of French students force Twitter to release the names of users posting anti-Semitic tweets?
The Frenchman, believe it or not, is back in the news
And just as horsemeat is becoming trendy
The former IMF Chief’s latest saga yields some impressive turns of phrase
Plus David Axelrod gets a new gig
Plus President Obama addresses BBYO International Convention
A look back on the week that was
There are too many troubling things to keep up with
Plus Brooklyn College endures BDS scandal
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.