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
French journalist says that alleged shooter Mehdi Nemmouche was his jailer in Syria, may have also tormented James Foley
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?’
The Talmud imagines the world as organized for the benefit of Torah sages, even in matters of sex and death
These Jewish leaders’ influence has been felt around the country, in every denomination, even if you don’t know them by name
Some Modern Orthodox teens observe ‘half-Shabbat,’ using cell phones in private. How widespread is the trend? Is it a crisis?
Germany’s ever-evolving struggle with anti-Semitism
My best friend’s really stupid idea
After sixty years of Israel’s statehood, shouldn’t Jews feel safe there?
An Israeli in New York contemplates her homeland
In this excerpt from Rivka Galchen’s first novel, a psychiatrist uses unconventional means to save a patient
How Hebrew was (and continues to be) transformed into a modern language
Searching for birds in a changed Israel
Moving from translation into fiction, Evan Fallenberg conjures an unlikely romance
Selim Nassib’s latest novel riffs on rumors of Golda Meir’s affair with a Palestinian banker
Margot Singer’s debut collection explores one woman’s quest to connect
My grandmother was an immigrant. And now I am, too.
A journalist unearths a book on Palestine—and his grandfather’s secret history
How an Alaskan sailor contributed to Jewish statehood
S. Yizhar harangued and criticized the country he loved
Journalist Amy Dockser Marcus talks with Sara Ivry about the the rival interests that energized the city a century ago
Ringing in the Jewish New Year with an artisanal tahini and honey spread
‘Anti-Semitism Antenna’ will be accessible by phone and online
Inspired by Leviticus, eScapegoat lets users offload sins onto a virtual goat
Controversy over the senator’s remarks has distracted from the real issue
The 11-year-olds were wearing uniforms of local Jewish secondary school
An excerpt from Lucinda Franks’ Timeless: Love, Morgenthau, and Me
Predicting which Israelis will win the esteemed award is a national pastime
The singer also attributes past bad press to anti-Semitic and anti-female bias
Responding to critics of my essay about Israel media coverage
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.