‘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 tried 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 Giffords speaks, Sarkozy apologizes, and more in the news
Plus Syria’s tragedy, ‘Neo’ is a Jew, and more in the news
Candidates continue to hit Obama, and he isn’t making it any harder
Plus Park51 opens, and more in the news
Plus, Keret’s thin abode, Facebook won’t delete denial pages, and more
Alleged sexual predator may have empowered France’s National Front
Plus Madonna’s out of Africa, and more
Le Pen, daughter of notorious right-wing French politician, runs for president
How French Boomer Syndrome made the case for intervention
Plus find out what The Skunk is, and more in the news
Plus Israel insists on ‘homegrown’ peace, and more in the news
Could France soon see its first Jewish president?
Plus Edward Sanders R.I.P., N.J. gay marriage, and more in the news
To get with the peace program
Circus prayer, Vegas Jews, and a pushy Frenchman
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.