‘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 tries 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
But are U.S. drone attacks on Yemen, Pakistan, and Somalia any different?
James Foley, kidnapped in Syria in 2012, was killed by jihadist terror group
As thousands in Israel attend the funerals of the three kidnapped teenagers
President named Ambassador for Humanity by USC Shoah Foundation
Meanwhile, there’s some optimism that a deal can be made next week
‘Let us act in keeping with the lessons of that dark night by speaking out against anti-Semitism and intolerance’
And other strange developments
Obama asked AIPAC to support a strike. Now everyone’s blaming the Jews.
Watch President Obama’s Rosh Hashanah message
Except Shimon Peres
Plus drones, bacon, Billy Joel, and the Church of Scotland
Israel takes another small step toward Haredi conscription
Plus a New York socialite gets sentenced and John Malkovich arrives in Israel
Plus a surprising video from the ADL
Meanwhile, chaos in Syria takes a major Assad ally
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.