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
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?
New novel ‘The Betrayers’ boldly places at its center the most famous refusenik and all he represents for Soviet Jewry
Just because you’re in synagogue doesn’t mean you have to read what’s in the prayer book
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?
Shmuley Boteach—rabbi, sexpert, Michael Jackson pal—has led many lives. But none of them can obliterate his past.
The authors’ theories about chosenness may be wrong for everyone in the world—except pop stars
Ariel Marcus Rosenberg comes of age
Shmuley Boteach wants the government to extend blue laws and subsidize marriage counseling—and he’s running for Congress as a Republican
Pro-Israel Congresswoman Shelley Berkley, Democrat from Las Vegas, rides a hot streak
Complete with lousy ‘Thriller’ jokes
At least according to Shmuley Boteach book
Longtime ‘Variety’ columnist prompted Michael Jackson to change anti-Semitic lyric
Canada’s Israel boycott, Morocco’s Shoah recognition
Roseanne says Michael Jackson’s kids are Jewish
Fashion plates, golden coffins, and bad verse
Hamas and Israel both guilty, Rome adopts Shalit, and more from the news.
Faux paranoia, a subway skirmish, and a good call by God
Notes on the passing of a star
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.