‘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 Egypt’s military reasserts itself, and more in the news
The bird is kosher, unless you’re in one family
Plus new Iran sanctions, the king of Jordan’s trip, and more in the news
Turkey anchors all Thanksgivings, but families flavor the meal with preparation and sides—like my mother’s marshmallow-topped sweet-potato tsimmes
A discredited regime still afloat
And the Dead Sea experiences shrinkage
Plus what’s next after UNESCO, Gilad Shalit tsk-tsked, and more
Plus kosher joint an NYPD/OWS casualty, and more
Plus Madoff suicide revelation, Egypt’s new F-16, and more in the news
Report: IHH-sponsored boats will leave Turkey for Gaza on Sunday
Plus, the new Security Council, Erdogan backlash, and more in the news
The cost is staggering, the reward inarticulable
Vetoed U.N. sanctions still betray which way the wind is blowing
Can anything bring the two nations to détente?
Plus, hikers released, Jewish outreach, and more in the news
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.