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
French journalist says that alleged shooter Mehdi Nemmouche was his jailer in Syria, may have also tormented James Foley
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?’
The Talmud imagines the world as organized for the benefit of Torah sages, even in matters of sex and death
These Jewish leaders’ influence has been felt around the country, in every denomination, even if you don’t know them by name
Some Modern Orthodox teens observe ‘half-Shabbat,’ using cell phones in private. How widespread is the trend? Is it a crisis?
Nextbook and Tablet authors remember Avrom Sutzkever
Auslander does death, Turkey’s rise, and more
An Argentinian dissident, a Yiddish poet, Afro-Semitic beats
‘How,’ ‘The Lead Plates at the Rom Press,’ and ‘1981’
‘New Republic’ poetry editor, bard of Morningside Heights
Navasky on Lieberman, Hannukah’s ‘Avatar,’ and more
Stanley Moss is either the most religiously profane or profanely religious poet around
‘A good prescription for Jewish poems’
Poetry inspired by architecture, prophecy, and the immigration experience
A new book argues that the key to decoding the Bible is understanding its poetry
‘This century’s first pre-eminent Jewish man of letters’
Straightforward or elliptical, poetry needn’t be hard
Plays are slated to take their place
New albums find inspiration in the Passover haggadah
And our ode to soup
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.