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
Tennessee Republican Stacey Campfield ‘regrets’ that people missed his point
Plus Massachusetts rabbi considering Senate run
The long-serving senator’s war story
How history lost Judah P. Benjamin, the most prominent American Jew of the 19th century
Jews in the House are leaving in droves
Plus new talks, Mofaz beats Livni, and more in the news
Former Sen. Russ Feingold could replace retiring Sen. Herb Kohl
Kyl’s retirement would have meant an opening for Giffords
The tragic Gabrielle Giffords shooting only underscores the need for Jewish public officials to confront anti-Semitism, argues a former White House official
GOP gains empower Cantor, not Schumer
Senator Michael Bennet continues new Jewish tradition
If the midterm elections give the GOP more power in Washington, that could actually help Obama’s Mideast peace plans
Bennet and Sestak may come from behind to win
Jewish candidate has all the answers
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.