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?
And how that discussion is impoverished
Plus Obama may go into his own specifics, and more in the news
Plus WikiLeaks makes another splash, and more in the news
Plus Israeli talks, Israeli Apartheid Week, and more
Plus Mormons are the new Jews, Avodah goes to Israel, and more
On Iran, the parallels are inexact, but the lessons remain instructive
Plus humanitarian aid for Homs, and more in the news
Plus Anne Frank is now a Mormon (except not), and more in the news
And question linger: can Israel successfully pull off an attack?
Plus Sarachek’s successor at Yeshiva U, and more
Plus Iran not giving up program, and more in the news
Evidence is that regime is shaky, arguably making attack less advisable
Advocacy of diplomacy signals U.S. willingness to use war
U.S. and Israeli officials disagree over timeline, responses
Plus, harsher nuclear report, the frontlines in Syria, and more in the news
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.