‘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 tries 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
Plus Kristallnacht in Brooklyn, Foreskin Man’s female friend, and more
At first Oreos were an unkosher, forbidden temptation. Then they became just another unhealthy cookie.
On Shabbat, the day of rest, cooking is prohibited. But for a chef-turned-rabbinical student, cooking is key to celebration, and food prepared in advance will never taste as good.
Law arguably contradicts humane, moral considerations
Manischewitz opens new corporate HQ in Newark
Who gives the greatest heart attacks of them all?
After a kosher-certifying agency deemed quinoa, the South American grain-like seed, Passover-compliant, it’s become a darling of the Passover table. But now rabbis are having doubts.
New scholarly finding threatens to upend kosher laws
Keep your bacon and beer
Plus the great neocon crack-up, and more
Noshing challah, Knicks star is the quintessential New Yorker
‘Traditional Jewish Christmas’ at Mile End
Author Sue Fishkoff reports on the world of kosher food production and consumption
Searching for Jewish cooking in France
Plus R.I.P. Penn, the Jew of ‘Mad Men,’ and more
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.