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
French journalist says that alleged shooter Mehdi Nemmouche was his jailer in Syria, may have also tormented James Foley
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?’
The Talmud imagines the world as organized for the benefit of Torah sages, even in matters of sex and death
These Jewish leaders’ influence has been felt around the country, in every denomination, even if you don’t know them by name
Some Modern Orthodox teens observe ‘half-Shabbat,’ using cell phones in private. How widespread is the trend? Is it a crisis?
Purim may be over, but there’s always time for presidential pastry selections
The popular Hanukkah jelly donuts are basically the new Cronut
Residents of the Los Angeles Jewish Home are NOT shy
Plus Jewish Indian food for Passover
If you’re buying a kosher turkey, here are a few essential tips for making a perfect Thanksgiving dinner
Join us next week for some talk n’ nosh
Plus, Wouk’s new work, another White House seder and more
Tablet Magazine’s food columnist teams up with Obama’s pie guy.
Accustomed to calling the shots in the kitchen, top chefs tackle a new challenge: keeping their menus kosher at a pair of Washington fundraisers
After stints working in graphic design and pizza-making, Noah Wildman found his true culinary calling in making a better knish
Turkey anchors all Thanksgivings, but families flavor the meal with preparation and sides—like my mother’s marshmallow-topped sweet-potato tsimmes
If you can’t find a good one, you’re in the wrong town
Some food will improve your meal; brisket improves your life. In time for the holidays, a book looks at the most beloved of Jewish delicacies.
Italy’s glorious food is well-known, but not its rich Jewish culinary heritage, spanning 2,000 years. In honor of the 40th birthday of Chez Panisse, I’m planning a menu of Italian Jewish classics.
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.