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
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?
The Talmud imagines the world as organized for the benefit of Torah sages, even in matters of sex and death
Plus Mass. rabbis and Jewish organizations weigh in on assisted suicide
Israel’s long-term health is also imperiled
Plus hazing in the IDF and detention centers for African refugees
Plus the greatest video clip ever, and no more
As Dianne Feinstein accepts its endorsement, the liberal Israel advocacy group gets the gravitas it craves
Plus Obama’s bold cyberwar campaign, and more in the news
Plus Britain wants to skirt a part of the Iran embargo, and more in the news
In a new memoir, Prague Winter, the former secretary of State explores her family’s World War II history and discovers the fate of those left behind
Hillary Clinton’s State Department policy relies in part on Ayatollah Khamenei’s supposed anti-nuclear fatwa. But the edict may not even exist.
Diplomacy has failed in Syria. What next?
In August, the president called for Bashar al-Assad to step down. But the U.S. hasn’t sent arms to the opposition. To understand why, look to Russia.
Washington should back the Free Syrian Army in its insurgency against Bashar al-Assad, since toppling his regime would strike a blow against Iran
Plus, Galliano spotted in London, Kushner wants the Dodgers, and more
Plus old anti-Semites say they are ‘the new Jews,’ and more in the news
Plus the problem with intervening in Syria, Wallenberg’s 100th, and more
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.