American Jews

Of course violent attacks on ḥasidic Jews are anti-Semitic.

Abe Greenwald
Dec. 10 2018 12:01AM

Long-festering strains between the world’s two largest communities jeopardize the prospects of a shared Jewish future. Here’s a way forward.

July 9 2018 12:01AM

The Warner brothers.

Linda Tucker
Nov. 30 2017 12:01AM

Evangelicals, Israel, and American Jewish politics.

July 5 2017 12:01AM

From some of its founding ideas to some of its most thoughtful and essential institutions, American Jews have given the Jewish state much to be proud of.

May 30 2017 12:01AM

In the 20th century the American Jewish community was the world’s largest and strongest, and helped establish and protect the Jewish state. The 21st century will be different.

April 26 2016 12:01AM

From the founding years to the recent years of strength, American Jews have always seen in Israel what they wanted to, not what was necessarily there.

April 18 2016 12:01AM

There are more Israeli Jews than ever, so they need American Jews less. And they don’t all look European, so American Jews might have trouble seeing them as “my people.”

April 14 2016 12:01AM

In recent years they’ve let go of both ancient communal memory and recent political memory. No wonder they’re now letting go of Israel.

April 11 2016 12:01AM

American Jews are “secure” but lack “self-confidence.” So Irving Kristol wrote in 1991. Right then; right now?

Oct. 1 2014 4:57PM

A religious movement that combines tradition with modernity—and, above all, community—offers a way to lead a full Jewish life in today’s United States.  

Jay Lefkowitz
April 2 2014 12:01AM

As revealed in a recent controversy at a prominent Manhattan synagogue, some rabbis would foist criticism of Israel on their congregants.

Jonathan S. Tobin
Feb. 12 2014 12:01AM

Having been precluded from owning property in the Old World, many American Jews embraced real estate as a proud symbol of newly won freedom.  

Jenna Weissman Joselit
Feb. 11 2014 12:01AM

By rights, the debate over intervention in Syria and Iran should put to rest the canard that “the Jews” control American foreign policy. Alas, it won’t. 

Feb. 7 2014 12:01AM