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?
Getting under the cheerful surface of historical signage
French artists and Nazi rule
The Exorcist meets The Dybbuk in The Unborn
If you’ve never understood Kabbalah, music might be the way in
Albert Kahn’s 100-year-old photography project brought humanity into focus
Seventy years ago, a contentious novel scrutinized Judaism through the eyes of a young boy
A new film spotlights a far-flung group seeking connection with the mainstream
A young poet’s journey on the island of Djerba
A new biography shines a light on Marie Syrkin
His masked hero has arrived on the big screen, but it’s Will Eisner’s slice-of-life comics that loom large
Two different brands of endearingly sentimental music
What makes a carpet Jewish?
An elegant history of a Lower East Side landmark
Merry-making at a Yo La Tengo Hanukkah concert
Bringing Sephardic music into the fold
Responding to critics of my essay about Israel media coverage
Stylish Westchester preteens steal the show from Marc Jacobs
Convicted murderer and rapist also seeks $15,000 in punitive damages
YIVO director of education says the language is still very much alive
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
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.