‘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
When celebrities die, tributes flood social media—and I can’t help but ‘dislike’
Plus chemical weapons watchdog wins Nobel Peace Prize, and more
Plus ultra-Orthodox protest IDF draft changes in New York City, and more
At his bar mitzvah, my son took his place in the men’s section of the shul—a place where mothers can’t go
Sendak and Roth each add their own bon mot
On his centennial, the kids’ illustrator and New Yorker and Daily Worker contributor is celebrated in Miami
Man is born a clown.
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A few more notes on the late illustrator Sendak
Plus Obama forsakes sticks and stones against Syria, and more
Quintessential children’s book author with a dark side
Plus Israel’s northern border tense due to Syria, and more in the news
Plus, Portman to make vegan documentary, Kunis does Dior, and more
Plus when did *she* grow to be so tall? and more
Plus Iron Dome debuts, an AIPAC apology, 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.