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
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?
New novel ‘The Betrayers’ boldly places at its center the most famous refusenik and all he represents for Soviet Jewry
Just because you’re in synagogue doesn’t mean you have to read what’s in the prayer book
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?
American Jews haven’t stood up for Jonathan Pollard. That might finally be changing.
The world’s most important leftist intellectual talks about his Zionist childhood and his time with Hezbollah
J Street chief Jeremy Ben-Ami calls the plays for the first self-confident alternative Jewish establishment
On Israel’s left and right, calls for binationalism are gaining ground. But the idea is a betrayal of Zionism, and of Judaism.
The Settlers offers a gloomy view of how continued occupation of the West Bank will affect Israel and Zionism
The Ground Zero Islamic center was named for a period in Spanish-Muslim history that some call a golden age of tolerance
Talks to Tablet Magazine about his new project
Young Jewish anti-Zionists struggle to find community
A haftorah of dire straits and new directions
On his 150th birthday, an imaginary interview with the founding editor of the ‘Jewish Daily Forward’
How an Israel-promoting web-video phenomenon bloomed in Latin America
Is the Birthright Israel tour designed to foster a love of Israel or is it simply a chance to hook up?
Maybe American liberal Zionism simply isn’t worth saving
Ingall comments back, Kirsch on Scoop, and more
Continuing the conversation on kids and Israel
Recipes featuring the Talmud’s five ingredients for a sweet new year
New project uses statistics to spot—and publicize—potential mass killings
Says Jerusalem bureau pulled his 2009 story about Israeli peace offer
When it comes to brines, Sandor Katz bubbles with enthusiasm
More proof the language isn’t dying: interactive online courses
Anti-Semitic write-in candidate affiliated with white supremacist group
Discovery enables further research of the Nazi extermination camp
A case of mistaken MacArthur identity
If Israel and the Holocaust are most Jews’ points of identification, which holidays are really the High Holidays?
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.