‘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
Rabbi and his wife killed during 2008 rampage that left more than 150 dead
Plus Mark Rothko and Shel Silverstein’s birthdays, and more in the news
Plus American plotter in Mumbai attack sentenced to 35 years
Nissim Ezekiel, born in Bombay and schooled in London, wrote in English from India about familiar but foreign cultures
Plus, God may be on our side but time is not, and more in the news
Plus the settlers’ favorite former Alaska governor, and more
Plus Mumbai two years on, and more
Note cites Hitler, pledges attack
Plus Jews on film, unconventional art, and more
Six were killed in local Chabad House
Plus Israel’s Iran options, Libeskind’s latest, and more in the news
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.