‘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 Iran called out on meddling, and more in the news
Barack Obama courted American Jews as a candidate, but the relationship is on the rocks
Shiites applaud, others suspect
Chicago and Rahm, the Semitic Fred Flintstone, and more
Plus meet Congressman Grayson, and more in the news
Iran maintains an information-warfare front—it’s called Hezbollah
The Stuxnet attack on Iran is a new development in the evolution of cyberwarfare
Israel may or may not have been behind the Stuxnet ‘worm’ attack on Iran—and it doesn’t matter whether it was
Plus R.I.P. Maury Allen, and more in the news
The Internet is reshaping our ideas of diplomacy, governance, and war—especially in the Middle East
Plus unrest in East J’lem, and more
Plus killing in the name of land, and more
A new book gives an insider’s assessment of four Israeli prime ministers—and Menachem Begin the voice he never had
Islamic Republic fails to put up much of a fight
Plus ambition we can maybe believe in, 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.