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?
Musical selections to put you in the mood for atonement
Talmud for sale, hear the music, vote Democratic
One problem: No directions home
Mixes electronica, guitar rock into the reggae, to not-so-great reviews
Even if Hebrew-language skills still elude him
Israel begs Cohen to add one more show
A new biography is overly impressed by Leonard Bernstein’s liberal politics
He plays Tel Aviv in September
What the new Tin Pan Alley Rag teaches us about Irving Berlin and the other Jews who wrote the American songbook
Singer-turned-illustrator David Berman releases cartoon book, to mixed reviews
And explains new album to Boston website
Pop-star Spears in talks for a Holocaust movie
Jordanian children’s rock group goes boom
Former ‘goy band’-er hosts UJA luncheon
And—who knew?—gay, too
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.