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
The massive work, painted in 1910 by a Lithuanian artist, is being restored
Holocaust revisionism rises in old Jewish strongholds of Vilna, Kovno & Riga
Reigniting criticism of the country’s equation of the Holocaust and Soviet occupation
The reVILNA digital mapping project seeks to restore the lives that were lived before they became anonymous victims
Eliyahu Stern’s new biography makes an ambitious case for Elijah of Vilna as the Jewish Beethoven
A Yale president’s forebear was an enigmatic and pro-Christian member of the famed rabbinic dynasty
Plus the problem with the new Arabic Talmud, and more
Why this corner of the Shoah is often overlooked
The Lithuanian sponsors of a Holocaust education program have a dark history of their own
An American Jew brings bagels back to Vilnius
These are a few of our favorite things, part 1
Anti-Semitism envoy accused of obfuscating Holocaust obfuscation
Holocaust non-denial denial, the Jew behind the Apollo, and more
By arguing that Nazi and Soviet crimes are equal, Lithuania is airbrushing the Holocaust out of its history
If Israel and the Holocaust are most Jews’ points of identification, which holidays are really the High Holidays?
Controversy over the senator’s remarks has distracted from the real issue
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
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
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.