Hamas today is in the same position as Yasser Arafat once was: sacrificing its people to a corrupted ideal
French journalist says that alleged shooter Mehdi Nemmouche was his jailer in Syria, may have also tormented James Foley
A new piece of legislation seeks to upset the status quo over which language the Jewish state deems official. It’s deeply misguided.
In an excerpt from a new biography, the great showman asks, ‘What does music mean?’
The dynamic conductor and genius behind ‘West Side Story’ also wrote classical works. Allen Shawn explores what they reveal.
How under the weight of history, all memory becomes holy—even the memory that should not
The Talmud imagines the world as organized for the benefit of Torah sages, even in matters of sex and death
These Jewish leaders’ influence has been felt around the country, in every denomination, even if you don’t know them by name
Some Modern Orthodox teens observe ‘half-Shabbat,’ using cell phones in private. How widespread is the trend? Is it a crisis?
The greatest Jewish movie ever made
The candid, insider’s take on Hollywood and the human condition
The Marx Brothers’ best film takes absurdity to new heights
The film we love to love
The struggle to be heard
Ernst Lubitsch makes us masters of our own destiny
Fart scenes are the least of it
Here’s to you, Mrs. Robinson
Billy Wilder’s self-aware portrait of American greed and heartlessness
Hollywood at the service of the people who invented it
Do you believe in ghosts?
The origin of the Holocaust joke
A Coen brothers classic