‘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
Plus the Hagel “Friends of Hamas” rumor gets put to rest with gusto
Video: With exit polls predicting surprises, Jerusalemites explained who they voted for in today’s election—and why
A look at some of the clips causing a stir in Israel
Can an unlikely alliance of renegade rabbis and right-wing politicians strip the ultra-Orthodox of their power?
Leaked email shows Kenneth Roth comparing mullahs to Shas
Miriam Ben-Porat, also Israel’s first-ever female comptroller, was 94.
The highly influential rabbi and power broker was mentored by Rav Kook
Illegally occupy land, get politely moved. Protest for social justice, get beaten. I’m joining the protesters.
Some disheartening news for the fairer sex.
Deal could lend electoral reform and even peace process momentum
If Israel decides to carry out a strike against Iran, the desert town of Dimona could be a likely target for retaliation. Are its residents worried?
Plus, the second annual flotilla, Shas says don’t smoke, and more
Plus Chabad vs. Russia, and more
A tragedy in Israel lets the ‘ethnic genie’ out of the bottle
Israel’s leaders have abandoned the details of governance, as last week’s catastrophic wildfire tragically showed
This season’s time jump bypasses much of the bootlegger’s criminal career
Celebrate Rosh Hashanah with a clever—and kosher—holiday cocktail
Hamas identified the men as members of the militant group’s armed wing
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
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.