‘Chained wives,’ refused Jewish divorces by their husbands, take to social media
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.
He was the poet of normal life in a culture still beholden to its foundational myths
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?
A nonprofit called Elijah’s Journey tried to raise awareness about suicide and mental illness in a specifically Jewish context
My mother has corresponded with inmates for years, offering a sense of community—especially during the High Holidays
Tread carefully, the rabbis warn, when seeking to understand creation or envision God
Stolen Kremlin records show how the Soviets, including Gorbachev, created many of today’s Middle East conflicts
Plus tension in Lebanon, Iranian provocation, and more in the news
Not really. Let us count the ways.
Israel and Jordan once worked together for peace. Now their alliance is collapsing, driven apart by the issue of refugee resettlement, and Jordan may be turning to Iran.
The prospects for a Palestinian state have rarely been more grim
J Street chief Jeremy Ben-Ami calls the plays for the first self-confident alternative Jewish establishment
Plus the first step on Iran is acceptance, and more
Israeli President Shimon Peres reflects on his mentor, his peace partner, and whether the State of Israel will survive
New book reveals PM’s motives
Plus a new peace push, if Netanyahu will have it, and more in the news
Uri Davis calls himself ‘a Palestinian, Hebrew, of Jewish origin, anti-Zionist’
It’s Israel’s fault, says Fatah
Chaya Ben Baruch’s sixth child was born with Down syndrome. Then she did what every good mother does—set out to find him a mate.
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.