‘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
House majority leader quickly rebuked by Nancy Pelosi, angry Twitter users
Plus debt ceiling issue likely to get kicked down the road three months
A surprising call for conservatives to stop running against it
The casino mogul is out $70 million as Jewish voters re-elect Obama and Jewish GOP candidates lose
Republicans expand their control of the House of Representatives
The Republican’s vision—based on choice and dignity, not dependence—is why Jews should support him
Policies proposed by Mitt Romney, especially on education, are antithetical to fairness and compassion
This says more about us than it does about him
The author, like Israel, takes risks—and lives in opposition to nebbishy Jewish New Yorkers
The donor speaks out in a rare interview
Republican and Democratic politicians are reviving a favorite Nazi debating point this election season
That hot new website making fun of Jewish Republicans? My husband and I made it—and you’re welcome.
Are Jews turning away from the Dems? Survey says: perhaps!
Plus, Poland reopens Auschwitz probe, Oprah goes to the mikvah, and more
The Republican presidential candidates’ refusal to believe in things like global warming isn’t just bad science; it’s also very poor religion
Jordanian bank found liable for knowingly transferring terrorism funds
Security concerns won’t derail annual Breslover pilgrimage to Uman
The NYC restaurant will be serving honey and red wine-braised short ribs
Rogue diplomat secured passports for rebels fleeing Assad’s bloody regime
The story behind a story about a young woman’s search for a new kind of Jewish community
A preview of what’s to come over the next few weeks
Recipes featuring the Talmud’s five ingredients for a sweet new year
New project uses statistics to spot—and publicize—potential mass killings
Says Jerusalem bureau pulled his 2009 story about Israeli peace offer
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.