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?
Plus with Syrian conflict in mind, Israel plans a fence in the Golan Heights
And the Jewish pioneer who started it all
A surprising call for conservatives to stop running against it
Furniture mogul Mitchell Gold eschews glitzy Democratic confabs for coffee talk with evangelicals
When I got engaged—to another rabbi, and another woman—my grandmother’s approval didn’t come easy
I’ve been teased about it my whole life, but my name is a part of me. Getting married won’t change that.
The activist called Faygele ben Miriam started Washington state’s battle over marriage more than 40 years ago
Plus more power to Bibi, and more
If GOP moves toward Dem position, constituency could be a toss-up
Plus Israeli minister cautions on settlement growth, and more
Obama is first sitting president to express support for gay marriage
Shmuley Boteach wants the government to extend blue laws and subsidize marriage counseling—and he’s running for Congress as a Republican
How many Jews can marry whomever?
2011 was first year of majority support in U.S.
Plus New York City could be another target, and more in the news
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.