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
Plus new U.S. Syria envoy also killed Jesse James, and more
Why peace with Syria is more urgent than ever
Sniping and saber-rattling at unusually high levels
Plus China nixes sanctions, Lieberman rattles saber, and more
On the Golan, Hamas, and—yes—J Street
And how possible Palestinian self-sovereignty could prompt progress
Plus Hamas in a huff and more in the news
Arab regimes are restoring abandoned Jewish historical sites, a subtle acknowledgement of where power now resides in the Middle East
Plus bin Laden cites Israel, Bibi claims ‘eternal’ settlements, and more in the news
A brief history of spies, plots, and mysterious deaths surrounding Iran’s nuclear program
Plus a pope defends another, the ‘couch crisis,’ and more in the news
Turks credit ‘wise man’ Peres
Plus Iran’s unpopular proposal, Lieberman nixes health care, and more in the news
Plus likely Iran sanctions and the Western Wall on Twitter
Plus U.S. blames Goldstone, Obama accepts prize
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.