‘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 tries 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
Novelist defeats favorites McCarthy, Carey
Israeli novelist accepts his lot
Jews have always had a special connection to magazines, and it’s Jews—like Sidney Harman, new owner of Newsweek—who will reinvent them
A haftorah of dreams and delusions
How a vintage Israeli pop song became an international summer camp sensation
Plus PR amateur hour, and more
Conservative impresario prepares a Mideast site
Who will make The New Yorker’s under-40 cut?
On the Golan, Hamas, and—yes—J Street
Malcolm Gladwell, panelists discuss their former faiths
Plus is the construction freeze bad for the environment?
One word for it might be ‘nagging’
Old-school Jewish class distinctions in blogger’s ‘New Yorker’ riposte
Hits 2nd Avenue Deli, makes dumb joke
It’s so much worse than ‘Basterds’
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.