‘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
Like religion, TV shows must understand how to tell stories over time if they hope to endure. The Simpsons gets it. Downton Abbey doesn’t.
The nebbish is the bumbling caricature of a Jewish male, embodied by figures like Woody Allen and George Costanza. Where did he come from?
Sarah Silverman seemed poised to usher in a new generation of secure, sexual, and powerful female comics. Instead, she went for empty shocks and cheap laughs.
Patti Stanger, host of the Bravo reality show Millionaire Matchmaker, is the iconic antidote to the bloated expectations and self-delusion of our times
A show about intermarriage, Mad About You never once mentioned religion. It’s a monument to the comedic dangers of ethnic cleansing.
‘Jewish al Jazeera’ set to launch, broadcasting in English to the Middle East
Rescue Me, ending a seven-year run on FX, was the best artistic engagement with Sept. 11, and with the wounds New York sustained that day
The new Lifetime reality show Russian Dolls portrays the Russian-American Jews of Brighton Beach as celebrating neither America nor their Judaism but the freedom to be stereotypically Russian
Phineas and Ferb, a smart and fantastically frenetic Disney animated show, features two kids who are curious, inventive, polite, community-minded—everything Jewish parents want their kids to be
Like this week’s parasha, TV’s fall lineup—with shows about Playboy bunnies, sultry stewardesses, and pretty P.I.s in tight pants—offers women nothing but humiliation
This week’s parasha, a discussion of the sabbatical year, should serve as a reminder that the most precious thing we have is free time. And it’s time we stopped wasting it in front of the television.
The period between Passover and Shavuot is traditionally a time for reflection; parents would do well to reflect on just how awful most live-action TV programming for kids is
The Promise, a British miniseries about Israel at its founding and today, has been criticized by some Jewish groups as biased propaganda. But it’s a fair and compelling dramatization that deserves to be widely seen, not demonized.
What are Jewish parents to do when every show on television drips with Christmas cheer? Here are four strategies for managing your children’s expectations in this most un-Jewish time of year.
A hit Israeli reality-TV show makes something smart, layered, and truthful from a genre’s usual mush
Jordanian bank found liable for knowingly transferring terrorism funds
Security concerns won’t derail annual Breslover pilgrimage to Uman
The NYC restaurant will be serving honey and red wine-braised short ribs
Rogue diplomat secured passports for rebels fleeing Assad’s bloody regime
The story behind a story about a young woman’s search for a new kind of Jewish community
A preview of what’s to come over the next few weeks
Recipes featuring the Talmud’s five ingredients for a sweet new year
New project uses statistics to spot—and publicize—potential mass killings
Says Jerusalem bureau pulled his 2009 story about Israeli peace offer
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.