‘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.
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
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.
Forty percent of Jewish millennials may be unaffiliated. That doesn’t mean they’re not creating a new kind of Jewish world.
Just because you’re in synagogue doesn’t mean you have to read what’s in the prayer book
Goyishe Gov. Charlie Crist says yes
The impact belief systems have on our happiness
A Torah portion of omnipotence and violence
Faux paranoia, a subway skirmish, and a good call by God
Holy fireworks, non-revelations about God, and Eruv 2.0
Regina Spektor’s new album finds the human in the divine
Or, every deity deserves its crib
The fundamentalism of anti-fundamentalism books
Danya Ruttenberg spent years wrestling with religion. Today she’s a rabbi.
Why projects like the Creation Museum induce religious stupor and cripple imaginations
An eleven-year-old who’s finding her way
Every time I think I’m out, He pulls me in again
When you’re called God, the pressure for genius is titanic
For the tortured club of Red Sox fans, a final match-up against the Bronx hegemon begets theological questions
The story behind a story about a young woman’s search for a new kind of Jewish community
A preview of what’s to come over the next few weeks
Recipes featuring the Talmud’s five ingredients for a sweet new year
New project uses statistics to spot—and publicize—potential mass killings
Says Jerusalem bureau pulled his 2009 story about Israeli peace offer
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
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.