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
The Israeli-soldier character is, let us say, not the hero
Is Salam Fayyad the Palestinian Ben-Gurion?
Settlers refuse to comply
Crisis mounts, a smaller White House Hanukkah, and more in the news
U.S., Europeans, Hamas all voice objections
Plus Palestinian plans and David Irving’s email, and more in the news
Plus elections deferred, spilling the beans, and more
Palestinian president won’t run in election called for January
If Israel won’t stop settlement construction
An explosion in Jerusalem may be inevitable, says an Israeli columnist
Between Fatah and Hamas, that is
At U.N. next month, albeit informally
Issues broadsides on Israel, Hamas
And, believe it or not, it’s the Palestinian Authority
Clinton says in Council on Foreign Relations address
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.