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
Is it wrong to build publicly subsidized housing designed for New York’s ultra-Orthodox community?
Sukkah City, in New York’s Union Square, was my attempt to bring Sukkot the attention it deserves
Plus Israel may have more time with Iran, and more in the news
There are thousands of destitute Holocaust survivors living in the New York area
David Berman and his father’s sins
Cordoba House is like a JCC for Muslims
Real-life Orthodox drug kingpin arrested
Exhibit by Brooklyn artist on display now
The 19th-century murder scandal that ended the reign of New York’s Sephardic aristocracy
The five best potato pancakes in New York City
Bike lane disappears in Brooklyn after months of Hasidic complaints
The New York-Montreal deathmatch
But did it?
Plus a break for Baltimore’s Jewish paper, Yiddish flu-prevention, and more
The end of New York’s Jewish voting bloc, plus Israel on Iran, a Chinese shift on Goldstone, and more in the news
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.