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
Turkey anchors all Thanksgivings, but families flavor the meal with preparation and sides—like my mother’s marshmallow-topped sweet-potato tsimmes
At first Oreos were an unkosher, forbidden temptation. Then they became just another unhealthy cookie.
The storytelling website Pork Memoirs, created by a kosher-observant Jew, offers tales about the ultimate forbidden meat
The Dutch parliament moved last week to prohibit the ritual slaughter of animals, putting the notoriously tolerant Netherlands on a path to ban a practice key to both Jewish and Muslim observance
Restaurants offering dishes like bacon-wrapped matzo balls are garnering praise for embracing Jewish tradition while also rejecting it. But a chef turned rabbinical student suspects they’re just lazy.
Author Sue Fishkoff reports on the world of kosher food production and consumption
How Michael Wyschogrod taught me to eat like a Jew
Noshing at the White House, last month and through the years
The national infatuation with pork has reached Jewish cuisine, prohibitions notwithstanding
Plus Iran responds, the high cost of kosher, and more in the news
A cuddly Jewish monster, another con man, and multi-denominational togetherness
Vegetarianism grew too limiting for one writer, but kashrut, at least as she interprets it, never did
‘Six Feet Under’ is in, day school’s out, and kashrut’s on the rise
More Madoff trickle-down, kashrut, and another disputed honoree
Should kashrut be more about health?
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.