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
The rise of Orthodox Jews at AIPAC is an indicator of the community’s growing political involvement and influence
Will wide-ranging cuts imperil Iron Dome and Arrow systems?
Plus Haifa airport evacuated, third Iron Dome battery moves north
A round-up of fake news we wish were true and true news we wish were fake
Once-maligned Labor politician Amir Peretz explains how he saw what many decorated generals did not
We must drop the assumption that there is no way to vanquish Hamas. Terrorists have been defeated before.
Obama’s support for Israel holds firm during Pillar of Defense
Plus Israelis killing Iranian scientists? and more in the news
Plus high in the Holy Land, journey to Jerusalem, and more
The latest round of Grad rockets from Gaza paralyzed much of southern Israel for days. It’s hard to imagine what Iranian Shihab missiles might do.
Plus Britain too urges against Iran attack, and more in the news
This week in Israel: ‘Iron Dome’ missile defense protects Ashkelon, Lieberman flushes and prepares for indictment, a train crashes, Justin Bieber gets tangled up, and more
Plus another flotilla planned, a Goldstone primer, and more
Plus Syria worsens, and more in the news
Plus Iron Dome debuts, an AIPAC apology, and more
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.