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
Two years after a vicious attack, a new campaign begins
Rain and snow have pelted the country, causing lots of damage
The Hizzoner lashes out at President Obama
Plus Richard Ben Cramer dies at 62
Adrift at home, a woman sets out to find the Promised Land—in Jamaica, Ethiopia, Ghana, and Israel
Plus the U.S. just says no to Bashar Assad’s peace plan
In first interview following nomination, defense secretary nominee has his say
Lead investigator in the unsolved case was fired
How some are making the case for nomination of Hagel for defense secretary
Plus a new round of sanctions against Iran take hold
Plus Gabrielle Giffords visits Newtown
The former senator has been a lightning rod for criticism
Plus warplanes continue to bomb neighborhoods in Syria
Plus Eric Trager writes on the future of the Egyptian electorate
Debating the meaning of the milestone
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.