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
Homeland star announces plans to run for Israeli office on Colbert Report
Here’s why he made it
ScarJo’s SodaStream spot, that ‘Seinfeld’ reunion, and Coca Cola’s yarmulkes
The actor on 1960s New York, the Coen Brothers, and, of course, Homeland
Plus this year’s Forward 50 announced, and more in the news
Plus Mandy Patinkin’s favorite Princess Bride line, and more in the news
“She’s crying wolf again, Sauuuul”
Blesses couple during Stephen Colbert’s on-air ‘shutdown wedding’ ceremony
Plus Sacha Baron Cohen’s Yom Kippur service, and more in the news
Plus Iron Dome battery deployed in Netanya, and more in the news
Plus the State Department postpones honor for Egyptian anti-Semite
Plus NSA declassifies Jonathan Pollard damage assessment
Plus, is Israel retaliating for the UN vote?
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Post-Sept. 11 fear and regret loom over the gripping new season of the Emmy-winning terrorism drama
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.