American Jews

Does Jewish morality require Israel to leave the West Bank?

Nov. 7 2019 12:01AM

The Jewish writer who became America’s most decorated novelist spent his early years prodding the nation’s soul. Then, sensing danger to it, he took up the role of guardian.

Oct. 7 2019 12:01AM

With the recent death of the unrepentant spy, his story, along with that of other American Jews steeped in Communism, can finally be told.

June 3 2019 12:01AM

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