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 locusts descend upon Egypt
If Philip Roth sold his characters to Disney
Reading his last novels, I longed to dispel Roth’s gloom until I realized he wants me to just sit with it
A Television Critics Association panel hosts two titans
A conversation about literature, Judaism, and the Almighty with the great Yale literary critic
The top 10 Christmas songs written by Jews, from ‘Silver Bells’ to ‘Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow’
A startling example of life imitating art
The sweet surprises of The Lawgiver‘s archaism
With The Lawgiver, the best-selling novelist takes another stab at the kind of Hollywood fame he’s always coveted
After crafting dozens of fictional versions of exits and endings, the writer carefully manages his own
Starting a conversation about Jewish fiction
What’s up? A follow-up to our round-up
Sendak and Roth each add their own bon mot
New poll shows economy top issue for Jewish voters, strong Obama support
The author aims to set the record straight about ‘The Human Stain’
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.