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
Plus Romney on one-state solution and Gilad Shalit’s Rosh Hashanah letter
The Romney campaign wigs out on cue
Forget Clint Eastwood’s surreal speech.
For some Jewish conservatives, the RNC is a chance to be vocal about politics they usually keep quiet
The evangelical, who previously trafficked in anti-Mormon tropes, validated Romney’s religion in his RNC speech
Benjamin Ginsberg, Bush’s lawyer in the 2000 recount, has orchestrated a major power grab for Romney
After too many warm-up acts, Ann Romney and Chris Christie take the stage
Rabbi Meir Soloveichik leads the RNC crowd in prayer
Meir Soloveichik, scion of a famous Orthodox dynasty, will give the Republicans’ invocation
The three factors that explain why a Republican president is no more likely to stage a pre-emptive attack
Even more about the Jews
Plus, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi ousts Egyptian generals
Much ado about an apology
What the link to Iran means and doesn’t mean
Palestinians in the diaspora are thriving, so what exactly is preventing success in the West Bank and Gaza?
A case of mistaken MacArthur identity
If Israel and the Holocaust are most Jews’ points of identification, which holidays are really the High Holidays?
Controversy over the senator’s remarks has distracted from the real issue
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
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 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.