‘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 tried 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 Syrian rebels capture UN peacemakers in the Golan Heights
Veep aims to inoculate from criticism on Israel
Plus Jack Lew gets confirmed as Treasury Secretary
Plus Syrian rebels treated in Israel and returned to Syria
Plus Christine Quinn weighs the pros and cons of a Koch endorsement
Plus the Women of the Wall break through with largest service yet
Plus Syrian Druze are joining the opposition
Plus one of the stranger response to our BDS piece
Plus a suicide bomber strikes the United States Embassy in Turkey
Plus the United Nations report calls on end to all settlements
Plus Brooklyn College endures BDS scandal
Updates on war and peace
Plus John Kerry confirmed as secretary of state
A round-up of fake news we wish were true and true news we wish were fake
Plus a Syrian university suffers a major attack
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.