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
Military issues official siddur for the first time since World War II
The unpiloted AirMule can fly with up to 800 pounds of cargo
How last month’s attacks in Nairobi, a reminder of the Mumbai siege, may bring them even closer together
Jewish tradition is weighted definitively against pacifism. But does that mean drone warfare is kosher?
In Fortress Israel, journalist Patrick Tyler argues that the country’s warrior ethos impedes Mideast peace
American veterans of the Israeli army face alienation from their peers in both countries. A group called Aluf Stone gives them a place to belong.
But Barak doesn’t like it, plus peace-talk status reports, military exercises, and more in the news
Perennial prize-winners, fear of Christ, and Gibson’s luck
Like generations of Jewish service members, my husband, a Navy pilot, will spend the High Holidays overseas
France, rhetoric, and the soldiering life
Boca congressman gets event rescheduled
Use training for nefarious purposes, Salon says
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.