‘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
Predicting which Israelis will win the esteemed award is a national pastime
The renowned writer, who plumbed Jewish identity and became an American master, adds the biggest laurel to his crown
Jewish achievement is easier to celebrate by a seemingly objective measure
Plus study finds higher rates of E. coli in kosher chicken, and more in the news
Shares physics prize with Peter Higgs for the pair’s Higgs particle discovery
Devaluing peace awards has never been so fun
A Jewish look at Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
The Nobel laureate and neurobiologist was 103
The D-student translator behind the Chinese winner of the Nobel Prize in literature
Plus Franz Kafka’s unpublished work will go to Jerusalem
What’s up? A follow-up to our round-up
Plus the swastika comes to Twitter
The Nobel Prize/Olympic medal divide
A birthday plea for Israel’s only lit laureate
Plus, Syria resolution vetoed, Grapel still jailed, 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.