American Jewry is in crisis—and much of its leadership prefers to ignore it. The publication last October of the Pew Research Center’s “A Portrait of...

Hanukkah in America: A HistoryBy Diane AshtonNew York University Press, 350 pages On a recent episode of ABC’s half-hour “outer-space aliens in New Jersey just trying...

A remarkable montage opens the fifth and final part of The Story of the Jews, the BBC documentary series written and presented by the historian...

A Nice Little Place on the North Side: Wrigley Field at One HundredBy George F. WillCrown Archetype, 224 pages Here are some things that have happened...

To the Editor: Michael Medved asks if Canadian Jews have “gone to the right,” but his attempt to answer the question misses the mark [“Jews, Conservatives,...

To the Editor: Jonathan S. Tobin’s report of the demise of American Judaism based on the Pew study, though understandable, is greatly exaggerated [“Loving Us to...

Let’s talk about something more cheerful. Have you any news of the cholera in Odessa? -Sholem Aleichem On his first trip to America in 1906, Sholem Aleichem...

In my feature story last month, “Loving Us to Death: How America’s embrace is imperiling American Jewry,” I discussed the implications of the Pew Research...

In the first half of the 20th century, the political and social perspective of the American Jewish community was defined by its collective experience of...

To the Editor: I read with great interest Jack Wertheimer’s essay “The Outreach Revolution” [April]. While he is correct in pointing out the political divergence between...

No Joke: Making Jewish HumorBy Ruth R. WissePrinceton University Press, 292 pages In Jews and Power, her brilliant 2007 analysis, Ruth R. Wisse described the Jews’...

To the Editor: I was surprised that Joseph Epstein, in his review of Jewish Jocks [“This Jewish Sporting Life,” January], failed to mention what to me...