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
Plus Syria heats up, and more in the news
Influential commenter concludes Bibi won’t make peace on his own
Plus Gross sentenced in Cuba, and more in the news
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Embattled PM plans his next move; not clear what that’ll be
Plus Chabad vs. Russia, and more
Plus violence continues, Mubarak’s supporters, and more in the news
Plus Friedman and Halevi view it from Israel, and more in the news
Israel rejected big offer; news is bad P.R. for P.A.
Plus the Jews are thriving in Baltimore, and more
Plus is Abbas a perennial no-sayer? and more in the news
J Street chief Jeremy Ben-Ami calls the plays for the first self-confident alternative Jewish establishment
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Why Iran fears the peace process
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.