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
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?
New novel ‘The Betrayers’ boldly places at its center the most famous refusenik and all he represents for Soviet Jewry
Just because you’re in synagogue doesn’t mean you have to read what’s in the prayer book
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?
An Israeli reality TV show sends hopeful Mizrahi pop stars to California to chase the American Dream
Plus the Women of the Wall return
Two dispatches tell the same story for Jews and Israelis
Plus John Kerry to replace Clinton at State Department
A friendship with an ambassador reveals the great writer’s surprising relationship with Israel
Plus NSA declassifies Jonathan Pollard damage assessment
The must-have accessory of the season
Following indictment, Israeli FM to quit, but will return for elections
The school aims to promote a moderate vision of Islam, but it faces deep skepticism from Jews and Muslims
Plus Avigdor Lieberman will not resign…yet
The new owner of Barney’s has also entered the Israel fray
Major cases dismissed, but he may still have to resign his post
Riots continue after death of Palestinian teen
They say democracies make good neighbors. For Israel these days, it doesn’t seem so straightforward.
Man charged with 1979 murder of Etan Patz pleads not guilty
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.