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
Leon Panetta says Israel is increasingly isolated. But the big problem is that Washington is running away from its influence in the Middle East.
Plus, Iranian nukes, Noah Baumbach on Noah (as in Ark), and more
Plus Congress halts some aid to Palestinians, and more in the news
Plus Ben-Hur the Jew, Dylan’s paintings, and more
Can anything bring the two nations to détente?
Neoconservatives about-face on U.S. envoy to Syria
Plus ‘Islamic liberalism,’ Perry fisked, and more
Plus Park51 opens, and more in the news
Plus, hikers released, Jewish outreach, and more in the news
Plus Syria soon sans Assad, and more in the news
Plus Israel clears out embassy in Jordan, and more in the news
Plus Galliano convicted, tent protests tested, and more in the news
Envoy angrily rebuts lie that most Syrian protesters are ‘terrorists’
The military strategist talks about Israeli security, Henry Kissinger, the Arab Spring, and the death of Osama Bin Laden
Plus, Iran ominously moves nuclear production, and more in the news
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.