‘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.
He was the poet of normal life in a culture still beholden to its foundational myths
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?
A nonprofit called Elijah’s Journey tries to raise awareness about suicide and mental illness in a specifically Jewish context
My mother has corresponded with inmates for years, offering a sense of community—especially during the High Holidays
Tread carefully, the rabbis warn, when seeking to understand creation or envision God
A new movie and book shed light on the effect of Israel’s military presence in the West Bank on its soldiers
Desperate for news of a ceasefire, but true resolution seems nowhere in sight
Young Israeli soldiers have pushed older commanders into adopting a more aggressive social media strategy
As rockets rain down on Israel, an Atlanta JCC bans Peter Beinart. When did we become so narrow-minded?
Bloomberg issues statement on Operation Pillar of Defense
The ambassador talks Operation Pillar of Defense, ‘monumental threats’
The name of the IDF operation references a famous midrash
Mori Rothman is in jail for publicly refusing to serve in the IDF
I have a lot in common with the conscientious objector. So, why can’t I stomach his decision to avoid IDF service?
Bucking convention in his village, Yousef Juhja sent three sons to the IDF—and one paid the ultimate price
In Fortress Israel, journalist Patrick Tyler argues that the country’s warrior ethos impedes Mideast peace
Plus Canadian severs ties with Iran, kicks out diplomats
Where the Jackals Howl, Amos Oz’s newly reissued 1965 story collection, questions the virtues of toughness
After losing his eyesight serving in the Israeli Army, Zohar Sharon won the world championship for blind golf
Plus, Syria’s prime minister defects to Jordan
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.
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.