‘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 tried 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
Plus, a German rower goes home early
Meanwhile Ahmadinejad calls for Israel’s destruction…again
A week later, Iran is now issuing a denial
Plus Siyum HaShas and an apology to Turkey?
A question after Barak/Panetta, new sanctions, and Romney/Bibi
Also Rahm + Farrakhan = Crime Fighting Duo?
The fall of Assad’s pro-Iranian regime is a net gain for the U.S., even if what replaces it isn’t a reliable ally
Iran, Argentina, an Israeli response and more
Plus Israelis killing Iranian scientists? and more in the news
At least until the U.S. presidential election, Netanyahu won’t risk angering Obama
Plus Syria only gets worse, and more in the news
Plus German intelligence official resigns, and more in the news
Kenneth Waltz’s weak argument in favor of a nuclear Iran
Taking a Romney critique of Obama on Israel to its logical extreme
Plus, Reform and Conservative rabbis scorned, and more in the news
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.