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?
Plus Adelson denies making a (poor) investment, and more in the news
Plus Fayyad for prez?, Zuckerberg gets hacked, and more
Meet the new problems, same as the old problems
The logic behind the new Fatah-Hamas unity
Palestinian prime minister admits time is far from ripe for more talks
Conventional wisdom says Israel must reach a peace deal quickly, before population trends and diplomatic isolation overtake the Jewish state. Demographics and geopolitics tell a different story.
Abbas recasts failure to reconcile as selling point at the U.N.
Plus real Persian firemen of Long Island, and more
Disagreement over Fayyad could be straw that breaks always-tenuous deal
Plus Obama ditches Weiner, and more in the news
Palestinians, seemingly turned off by U.N. vote, tentatively agree to peace talks
Plus accused Giffords shooter won’t stand trial now, and more
Plus Israel and ‘12, sustainable delis, and more
Plus a daily digest of Armenian life and culture, and more in the news
After reconciliation with Hamas, can the P.A. be trusted with millions of dollars?
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.