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
Reflecting on 40 days of focus, hard work, and renewal
With the High Holidays behind us, focusing on maintaining our momentum
On Yom Kippur, taking stock of our lives and setting goals for the coming year
On erev Yom Kippur, preparing for the fast ahead
Different traditions leading up to Yom Kippur mark the day’s solemnity
Who shall live and who shall die—and why?
When it comes to the process of repenting, it’s helpful to start small
Talking about God during High Holiday services
The cleansing of the mind and soul begins with the body
With Yom Kippur fast approaching, a renewed focus on the soul
Taking a few moments to really connect with ourselves in the new year
Choose one intention for the new year and commit to it
The new year is a good reminder to safeguard your privacy
Embracing the Rosh Hashanah tradition of sending handmade cards
With the new year just days away, take some time to set reachable goals
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.