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
Yusuf Islam gets inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
A Danish art exhibit attacks public figures who ‘insult’ but not those who issue death threats in response
Novelist won’t fly to Germany to accept prize after controversial Iran poem
The key to Christopher Hitchens wasn’t his iconoclasm; it was his desire for belonging—and the proof can be found in an unexpected place
In her new book, critic Ruth Franklin argues for why the Holocaust is best understood through fiction
Rally host doesn’t regret inclusion of fatwa-supporter
In his new memoir, Christopher Hitchens recounts the rich history of his public crusades
The British novelist on England, the Jews, and anti-Semitism today
The father is a Dell
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.