American Jews

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.

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