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?
A bad decision raises questions about the group that claims to speak for us all
New two-state legislative initiatives will test how willing their base is to be led
Nancy Pelosi called a two-state solution ‘essential to U.S. national security’
As Dianne Feinstein accepts its endorsement, the liberal Israel advocacy group gets the gravitas it craves
J Street’s Ben-Ami questions ECI’s ‘substantive objections’
It’s the children of Irgun fighters who are known as princes of the Israeli right. But Benzion Netanyahu was a scholar, not an underground militant.
Plus $100k up for grabs! and more in the news
UPDATED: Many conference attendees stand to the left of the official party line; some support the boycott of products made in West Bank settlements
Oren slams call; J Street’s Ben-Ami praises analysis, differs on prescription
Jewish liberals sign new ‘Statement Against Smears’
Dispatch from the corner of 92nd and J
The law of unintended consequences
The state of the Jewish state: Activists, artists, and academics—including Jeremy Ben-Ami, Udi Aloni, and Albert Einstein—argue about Israel
Plus Syria heats up, and more in the news
Loyalty to GOP is tested on missile treaty
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.