‘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 five detained members of Women of the Wall are released
Looking at Natan Sharansky’s proposal
The Jewish Agency chief promises that no arrests will be made
The Women of the Wall are not happy about this
The comedian’s sister’s protest of gender inequality at the Western Wall makes a case for holiness, not against
A controversial group gets a huge lift at the Kotel
Plus the Women of the Wall break through with largest service yet
At the Western Wall, the latest incarnation of an ancient Jewish battle between tradition and modernity
Plus Syrian police chief defects as post-Assad era looms
Plus the Women of the Wall return
Plus Macedonia holds its first-ever Limmud conference
Stories from beyond the northeast
In the wake of Anat Hoffman’s arrest, a global response
The Women of the Wall leader was wearing a prayer shawl
Some disheartening news for the fairer sex.
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.