‘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?
After my mother died, I couldn’t recite the High Holiday prayer anymore—until I gained a new understanding of its words
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
Plus the U.S. Navy increases Gulf presence, and more
Frayed relations could perhaps be restored with appeal to interests, Syria
Smuggled into Syria, a reporter finds that the Free Syrian Army lacks leadership but is fiercely united against Bashar al-Assad and Iran
Spielberg, rumored to be involved, probably isn’t
Plus circumcisions done in a snap, Goldberg on Mearsheimer, and more
Plus Atlanta editor steps down, Braun steps up, and more
Plus Arab League proposes Syrian regime change, and more in the news
Plus Syria abandoned, the Talmud on modesty, and more in the news
A look at what could happen in the coming months
Plus updated intel on Iran, and more in the news
New Middle East makes Amman a new center of gravity
Plus the Haredim bring up the Holocaust, and more in the news
Plus Bibi warns he won’t negotiate with Hamas, and more
Plus more things Ron Paul signed his name to, and more in the news
Why Ankara might be the next stop for Abbas and Meshal
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.