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 another Marty Peretz profile, and more
As southern Sudan votes on independence, Sudanese refugees working in the resorts of Eilat consider returning to their own promised land
For the Christmas spirit, Israelis look to their Filipino caregivers
In Israel, graffiti tells all sides of the story
The success of Subliminal, Israel’s most popular rapper, is a reflection of the Jewish state’s conservative moment
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.
As he unveils a new line of affordable Judaica, architect Richard Meier reflects on his Jewishness
Plus anti-anti-Semitism at Yale, and more
A hot day in Tel Aviv, a bored child, and a discussion of the Commandments
A thousand children of migrant workers await deportation from Israel
Plus Pinsky and the Boss, and more
Plus Gallaudet’s Jewish head, survivors’ cancer, and more
A look at Anat Kamm, who leaked secret IDF documents to a Haaretz reporter
Spy vs. spy intrigue between the CIA and Israel, centered around the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv culture clash, sprechen sie Deutsch?, and more
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.