‘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
Plus R.I.P. Harman, lox vs. smoked salmon, and more
Plus Syria worsens, and more in the news
How Egyptian regime change will squeeze Israeli energy
Natural gas shutdown leads to exploration of other options
Plus a few minor things that happened, and more
Plus Russia grows a backbone on Iran, and more in the news
Plus Rosenfels can’t catch a break, and more
Plus political rabbi gets U.S. scold, and more in the news
Plus the coming Israeli energy boom, and more in the news
Plus the Islamic center around the world, and more in the news
Seen as provocation against Israel
Why energy is the new Golan
Plus PR amateur hour, and more
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.