‘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
If Saudi Arabia gets the bomb, the rest of the Middle East is likely to go nuclear
How it could break the Palestinian impasse
Plus the Islamic center around the world, and more in the news
Israel and Arab states share fear of Iran
A recent book takes a detailed look at the A.Q. Khan network, which helped supply Iran’s nuclear program
Plus Obama threatens Turkey, and more in the news
‘The New Yorker’ visits Tehran
As border heats up, rebuke of U.S. funding block
Plus NYT to Abbas: Come to the table, and more
Plus A’jad’s mysterious firecracker and a warning of war
Plus Lebanon simmering, and more
Plus Israel files internal Gaza War charges, and more in the news
Part 2 of 2: Ramin Ahmadi, Lokman Slim, Martin Kramer, and Jacob Weisberg consider the president’s policies in the region.
Intel, IBM, and Coca-Cola are too ‘Zionist’
Plus Shalits on the march, 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.