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?
Plus a liver becomes a man, and more
And how it could prompt real concessions from Israel and the U.S.
In a massively tense situation, something will have to give
Sketchy reports of violence emerge from Gaza, West Bank, and even Syria
Faced with upheaval across the Middle East, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called elections for September. But it’s unclear who might run to succeed him, if the aging leader really does step down.
When the Western press gives credence to anti-Israel propaganda, as it did in recent reports about a Palestinian woman killed by Israeli tear gas, it’s Arabs who are hurt most
What happens after the step backward from direct peace talks
The prospects for a Palestinian state have rarely been more grim
Plus Howard Jacobson’s must-read on Hanukkah, and more in the news
Plus the incredible, inedible foreskin, and more
The Palestinian ambassador to Washington sees a role for the American Jewish community in creating a Palestinian state
J Street chief Jeremy Ben-Ami calls the plays for the first self-confident alternative Jewish establishment
If the midterm elections give the GOP more power in Washington, that could actually help Obama’s Mideast peace plans
Israel’s controversial new oath of allegiance reflects the reality of sectarian politics in the Middle East
Plus Israel and Russia ink historic deal, 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.