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 Israel may have more time with Iran, and more in the news
Plus Khamanei nixes talks with sanctions, and more in the news
Recent attacks on Islam in the United States echo old slurs against Jews
Plus Hitch is proud to be Jewish, and more
What the Cordoba Initiative wasn’t ready for
Why Park51 and East J’lem are unrelated
Plus Parker favors Park51, and more in the news
‘Sharia’ is a much more abstract concept than ideologues—whether Mideast Islamists or Newt Gingrich—suggest
Plus mass nudity at the Dead Sea, and more
Guess what happens when you try to please everybody
Plus Obama says Turkish arms sales are safe, and more
Clear on developers’ rights, less on wisdom
Plus victory of the mock-Nazi stork, and more
Cordoba Initiative faulted for poor P.R. planning
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.