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
Tel-Aviv-based band Men of North Country has become a neo-Mod sensation in London
Plus Canadian severs ties with Iran, kicks out diplomats
Plus Dutch FM to EU: Put Hezbollah on terror group list
Plus philanthropist and former NFL team owner Art Modell dies at 87
Falsely accuses rabbi of leaving Jerusalem out of benediction
Spectacle is evidence of incompetence, not anti-Israel conspiracy.
On this date, an attempt to save the Israeli athletes failed
Stresses “golden and capital city” after it was temporarily cut from platform
Plus Aaron David Miller on Platformgate
Party platform amended to include Jerusalem—and delegates boo loudly
Plus State of Berlin legalizes circumcision
The Romney campaign wigs out on cue
Plus India’s Hitler store gets a new name
What the pro-Palestinian activist—whose death was just ruled an accident—shared with Lawrence of Arabia
The Grammy Award-winning violinist and producer talks Kanye West, Jay-Z, and serving in the IDF
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.