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?
Those who ran to help in Boston embody the ideal of ‘walking in God’s ways’
The battered Israeli left can advance its agenda only if it learns to stop fearing religion and embrace the notion of the Chosen People
It’s the time of year for apologies, but not everyone has forgiveness on their mind. An argument for not saying sorry until God does.
She really does have it all
How will Jewish voters respond?
A frigid winter, a sick dog, and an iPhone app called Pocket God prompt thoughts of John Calvin and an escape to the Caribbean. But can paradise make reality any less miserable?
Plus Mrs. God, and more
David Hazony argues that the Decalogue is as relevant today as it’s ever been
Starting the Torah cycle anew and reckoning with Moses’ unfulfilled desire to reach the promised land
A haftorah of breaking down and sobering up
Little people, big questions
Stanley Moss is either the most religiously profane or profanely religious poet around
New study says when we talk about God, we mean ourselves
Terry Eagleton interviewed by JTS’s Arnie Eisen
By rejecting Maimonides’ God, ‘New Yorker’ writer says
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.