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
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
In an excerpt from a new biography, the great showman asks, ‘What does music mean?’
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 American kidnapped by al-Qaida asks Netanyahu to intervene
Plus President Obama clarifies U.S. relationship with Egypt: “not an ally”
Plus Mass. rabbis and Jewish organizations weigh in on assisted suicide
Plus Canadian severs ties with Iran, kicks out diplomats
Plus the Democratic platform: no word on Jerusalem
Plus circumcision complaint against second German rabbi dropped
Hanin Ghaddar on the fate of Hezbollah if Assad falls
Plus how to survive a bar fight using Krav Maga
Plus the former Penn State President speak
Culling the statements from Romney’s camp
Dispatch #2 from Quds Day in Berlin
The three factors that explain why a Republican president is no more likely to stage a pre-emptive attack
Plus Obama campaign launches Rabbis for Obama
Plus Rabbi Shmuley Boteach gets a huge Adelson boost
Plus a mysterious death in Paris
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.