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
This is all getting a little bit silly
Plus a UN org erases Israel from its map
Plus Barak says unilateral withdrawal from West Bank should be considered
He will also make a few stops elsewhere in the region
Meanwhile, 3,000 Gaza teenagers graduate Hamas training school
Does this mean there can be peace?
Israel and Iran featured in a foreign policy debate with little substance
An October surprise with some curious timing
Thomas Friedman, Elliott Abrams, Walter Russell Mead, and Aaron David Miller advise the next president
Plus cantors and rabbis take the Food Stamp Challenge
+972 Magazine strikes up an unlikely conversation
Israel’s long-term health is also imperiled
Stolen Kremlin records show how the Soviets, including Gorbachev, created many of today’s Middle East conflicts
Birthright Israel will take 40,000 young Jews on a free trip to the Jewish state this year. We’re joining them.
New ICG report calls for reset of current negotiations paradigm
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.