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?
Can a son’s failure to have a bar mitzvah be a mitzvah?
Searching for the perfect wedding dress in the makeshift closets and back rooms of Brooklyn
Pseudo-science helps a family straddle the Sephardi-Ashkenazi divide
Jesse Green’s post-bar mitzvah wrap-up (in sound)
After a year of unpleasant planning (or lack thereof), I found unplanned pleasure at my son’s bar mitzvah
When a rabbi-turned-notary deduced a past life from my signature, I knew I had to learn more about him
A novelist returns to Buenos Aires, the place he’s been imagining for nearly a decade
Guidebooks quell the anxieties of raising up a child
So what if he’s in diapers? He waves! He smiles! What more could you want in a leader?
Taking a plunge into kosher wines
A Passover in Berlin stirs up questions of freedom and faith
Passover takes on new meaning for a reporter far from home
In our apartment, I learned French and read Shakespeare. Outside of it, things got a bit more complicated.
Andrea Stern’s new collection of photographs chronicles the intimate life of a family—her own
In the final countdown to the big event, one chore keeps not getting done
Oskar Groening, 93, was tried in Germany for helping operate Auschwitz
The ruthless Jewish gangster is all business on the Prohibition-era HBO show
But are U.S. drone attacks on Yemen, Pakistan, and Somalia any different?
Adam Greenberg, Chicago Cubs slugger injured in 2005, among honorees
Israeli band’s new album showcases distinctive mix of rock, klezmer, and funk
Senator’s parallel between region’s imperiled Christians and Jews draws ire
How much more evidence do we really need?
More proof that Israel is not becoming a theocracy
Their resolution itself is just as comically inept
Batya Ungar-Sargon discusses her exposé on the tax rolls and funding cuts that fueled an ethnic rift in East Ramapo, N.Y.
Some people lean on neighbors for a cup of sugar. The Fruchters, of Memphis, Tennessee, needed theirs to help them keep the Sabbath.