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?
Plus Ed Koch admitted to the hospital; expected to be out by 88th birthday
On the rise, Zvia Margaliot is a winning poetry slams and winning fans
And other questions we never thought we’d ask
Plus more arrests are made in Toulouse shooting
Once-maligned Labor politician Amir Peretz explains how he saw what many decorated generals did not
Plus a report that Israel wanted to bomb Syria chemical stockpiles
From Golda Meir’s chicken soup to Jack Lew’s potato kugel
And Ehud Olmert goes to crazy lengths to attack Netanyahu
Is it actually the “death knell” for the two-state solution?
Plus Salam Fayyad speaks and looking at anti-Semitism in Boston schools
In Sweden, a respected magazine is reviving the canard that the IDF plundered the organs of Palestinians
Plus, is Israel retaliating for the UN vote?
Examining the unlikely alliance
A primer on the frustration about yesterday’s happenings
Plus Jerry Finkelstein, icon of New York high society and politics, dies at 96
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.