‘Chained wives,’ refused Jewish divorces by their husbands, take to social media
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.
He was the poet of normal life in a culture still beholden to its foundational myths
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?
A nonprofit called Elijah’s Journey tried to raise awareness about suicide and mental illness in a specifically Jewish context
My mother has corresponded with inmates for years, offering a sense of community—especially during the High Holidays
Tread carefully, the rabbis warn, when seeking to understand creation or envision God
Jerusalem, forever anything? and more
Does Israel’s capital—with its large, activist, and growing ultra-Orthodox population—fairly represent Israel?
Plus leave Chomsky alone! and more
And the song’s Yehuda Halevi connection
The many lives of ‘Jerusalem of Gold,’ an Israeli anthem
Plus one gate opens and another closes in Jerusalem
Plus Obama’s champions and apologists, and more
Cheerleaders! Too bad, says Israel’s basketball league.
With newspaper ad espousing reverance for Jerusalem
Should the Times yank him from the beat?
Contradicting Tablet, he says move is not political
A look at Guma Aguiar, who with his uncle bankrolled a New York rabbi trying to control the standards for conversion to Judaism
Architect Frank Gehry withdraws from plan to build Museum of Tolerance in Jerusalem
Plus Bibi’s charge, Gentile latkes, and the Times covers Tablet
Dept. of ‘Oh, snap!’
Chaya Ben Baruch’s sixth child was born with Down syndrome. Then she did what every good mother does—set out to find him a mate.
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.