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
Can an unlikely alliance of renegade rabbis and right-wing politicians strip the ultra-Orthodox of their power?
In which the PM is an innocent bystander to the criminalization of dissent
ADL head menschily criticizes Knesset’s J Street hearings
We wouldn’t want that
Plus the conversion bill stays in the drawer, and more
The other demographic crisis
But who is a Jew? A morning with Danny Ayalon
Israel divided unites America, and more
A recent contretemps in Israel served to underscore the surprising and recent cohesion among the branches of U.S. Judaism
Israeli Amar says ‘liberals’ ‘terrorize’ true Jews
Auslander has a visitor, and more
Plus Yoffie speaks out, and more in the news
Why the enemy of our enemy isn’t always our friend
Rotem bill, currently frozen, provoked strong opposition stateside
Plus Obama’s newly strong support for Israel, and more
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.