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
Plus Syria transition plan shockingly fails, and more in the news
Plus Syria abandoned, the Talmud on modesty, and more in the news
Why Ankara might be the next stop for Abbas and Meshal
The logic behind the new Fatah-Hamas unity
Plus AJC controversy, movement (maybe) on Shalit, and more in the news
Disagreement over Fayyad could be straw that breaks always-tenuous deal
After reconciliation with Hamas, can the P.A. be trusted with millions of dollars?
Plus a Jewish ‘Jersey Shore,’ and more
Hamas political chief headed to Egypt for negotiations; German official to moderate
Religion and health care, a false false messiah, and more from the news
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.