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
The young artist-provocateur Kehinde Wiley’s dignified portraits of men in Israel are the focus of a major new show at the Jewish Museum
The world’s largest democracy is now the second-largest purchaser of Iranian crude. Why is the West standing by as India exploits sanctions?
Joseph Cedar’s Footnote pits a Talmudic scholar against his academic son in a tale equal parts midrash, riddle, and Israeli political tragedy
As Israel Apartheid Week returns to college campuses across the country, how should supporters of Israel fight the battle for hearts and minds?
The literary journal Di Goldene Keyt nurtured Yiddish writers in Israel and the Diaspora—and made an author in Baltimore dream
The transitive principle comes to geopolitics
Guatemala and Israel have historically shared a warm, if sometimes dark, relationship—and it is one that is bearing new fruit today
Plus, harsher nuclear report, the frontlines in Syria, and more in the news
The Israeli leadership is at war with itself over Iran: In one corner, Bibi Netanyahu and Ehud Barak. In the other, former Mossad chief Meir Dagan.
Director Joseph Cedar on Orthodox Judaism, The Social Network, and the nightmare scenario behind his latest Academy Award-nominated film
Middle East expert Robert Kagan argues in a new book that American foreign policy has spawned a golden age of liberal democracy. He’s wrong.
As tension between the two countries escalates
The battered Israeli left can advance its agenda only if it learns to stop fearing religion and embrace the notion of the Chosen People
Plus circumcisions done in a snap, Goldberg on Mearsheimer, and more
Israel is growing unfunny with age
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.