‘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 rickety economy and nuclear progress make war more likely
Plus Iran dares Israel with enrichment, and more in the news
Plus the Muslim Brotherhood plays ball, and more in the news
Plus Brotherhood pledges to uphold treaty, and more in the news
Plus the Haredim bring up the Holocaust, and more in the news
Plus U.S. pledges Iran attack past ‘red lines,’ and more
Plus Bibi warns he won’t negotiate with Hamas, and more
Plus more things Ron Paul signed his name to, and more in the news
Plus Iran faces inflation and may admit inspectors, and more in the news
Plus Egyptian Salafists come out in favor of peace, and more in the news
Plus Claus denialism, the ADL has very poor taste, and more
Governor of Yazd says some killed were foreigners
Plus it’s Britain’s Iranian embassy’s turn to be stormed, and more in the news
Plus, Marc Jacobs’ spring collection stolen, Shteyngart’s bookshelf, and more
Obama, Republicans won’t completely ignore this stuff over the next year
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.