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 mass nudity at the Dead Sea, and more
Plus Obama says Turkish arms sales are safe, and more
Clear on developers’ rights, less on wisdom
The Ground Zero Islamic center was named for a period in Spanish-Muslim history that some call a golden age of tolerance
Plus Bloomberg’s strong, personal stand, and more in the news
Plus victory of the mock-Nazi stork, and more
Plus Mathis requests God’s forgiveness, and more
Plus Muslims in the DoD, under the bed, and perhaps elsewhere
Plus opponents go to court, Mavi Marmara goes home, and more in the news
Support for Cordoba House is an affirmation of our values
Claims (falsely) that ADL was taken out of context
Foxman fails to reconcile group’s position, values
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.