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 evangelical, who previously trafficked in anti-Mormon tropes, validated Romney’s religion in his RNC speech
Ultraconservatives get it wrong on birth control: Americans should embrace Judaism’s nuanced approach rather than adhering to absolutes
The movie star Jon Voight, once an icon of the counterculture, is now among America’s loudest conservative voices supporting Israel
NYT profile of David Barton omits white supremacist past
Guess who’s coming to Israel
Mike Huckabee is right and he’s oh so wrong
Plus Balkany gets four, Helen Thomas doubles down, and more
Evangelical ex-governor loves the Jews; will they love him back?
Plus Huckabee hearts Israel, Bullock’s bris, and more
Plus frum dating, ‘nasology,’ Huckabee in Jerusalem, and more
Top Jewish Republican strategist explains issue’s appeal
Palin, Avigdor Lieberman, other ‘friends’ listed as honorary hosts
Online Yiddish, comedic justice, and evangelical fervor
Specter’s travails, Huckabee makes waves again, and more in the news
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.