‘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, circumcision initiative may be removed from S.F. ballot, and more in the news
Project gets its talents (and money) from South Beach
Plus R.I.P. Debbie Friedman, Clinton on Iran, and more in the news
The ‘TNR’ editor heads for the Holy Land
A Columbia professor tours East Jerusalem, where national histories clash, converge, and intertwine
David Grossman, Amos Oz, and A.B. Yehoshua have won international acclaim for being the intellectual leaders of Israel’s peace camp. It’s undeserved.
Plus Sheikh Jarrah tense, and more in the news
The dread vuvuzela enters the fray
A love of herring, Sheikh Jarrah, and more
Protests in an East Jerusalem neighborhood are reviving the Israeli left
Does Israel’s capital—with its large, activist, and growing ultra-Orthodox population—fairly represent Israel?
Plus Iran’s sanctions, Obama’s Seder, and more in the news
A haftorah of housing and holiness
From East Jerusalem homes
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.