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?
Labor Day sales and the Rosh Hashanah tradition of buying something new
Looking back on the year: what books, movies, or TV shows inspired you?
The fast-paced online news cycle can be addictive, but it’s also draining
Reevaluating the ever-changing borders between our public and private lives
Committing to better decision-making practices before the High Holidays
Heading into the Days of Awe with a new appreciation for just that—awe
Facing our shame is difficult but vital in preparation for the Day of Atonement
As the High Holidays approach, gratitude is more important than ever
Before the High Holidays, a chance to step back and reflect
Looking inward in the days leading up to the High Holidays
It’s one of the central tasks of the High Holidays—but why is it so hard?
As the High Holidays approach, finding ways to relax and de-stress
Trying to find lasting happiness—and not just at the check-out counter
Examining why we get angry, and how to deal with it effectively
Entering the second phase of Prepent, with an emphasis on emotions
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.