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
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?
New novel ‘The Betrayers’ boldly places at its center the most famous refusenik and all he represents for Soviet Jewry
Just because you’re in synagogue doesn’t mean you have to read what’s in the prayer book
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?
New novels in English by Soviet émigrés navigate the line between immigrant memoir and true fiction
Plus Gary Shteyngart officially named a Russophobe, and more in the news
Gary Shteyngart’s new memoir is a touching meditation on the origins, nature, and limits of humor
‘Portrait of the artist as a young mensch’
Plus an Iranian political prisoner freed by Facebook, and more in the news
Flashes daily Daf Yomi portions and Hebrew translations before your eyes
Plus a New Jersey Nazi and the furor about the Stephen Hawking furor
Plus Shteyngart, Tunisian pilgrims, and François Jacob
Plus Gabrielle Giffords visits Newtown
Plus a petition protesting Stevie Wonder’s IDF benefit gig, and more
Plus, Romney camp chased by adoring Orthodox wedding party
Plus, Marc Jacobs’ spring collection stolen, Shteyngart’s bookshelf, and more
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With her debut novel, The Cosmopolitans, Nadia Kalman expands the boundaries of Soviet-Jewish immigrant fiction
When it comes to brines, Sandor Katz bubbles with enthusiasm
More proof the language isn’t dying: interactive online courses
Anti-Semitic write-in candidate affiliated with white supremacist group
Discovery enables further research of the Nazi extermination camp
A case of mistaken MacArthur identity
If Israel and the Holocaust are most Jews’ points of identification, which holidays are really the High Holidays?
Controversy over the senator’s remarks has distracted from the real issue
Ringing in the Jewish New Year with an artisanal tahini and honey spread
‘Anti-Semitism Antenna’ will be accessible by phone and online
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.