A 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.
New York State starves schools of money. In East Ramapo, Orthodox Jews—and special-needs children—get the blame.
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 country singer—and a founding father of American Christian Zionism—died 11 years ago this week
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?
There is no single unifying cuisine, but Jewish food from Central and South America is coming into its own
How Tony Curtis conquered Hollywood
What does Chagall have to do with Russian Yiddish theater?
Funky soul from the desert and other musical surprises
Decadence and anti-Semitism in Arthur Schnitzler’s Vienna
Keith Haring’s confounding Ten Commandments
A new album tries to change Hanukkah’s reputation
What Proust taught me about being Jewish
Music made her do it
In his new novel, A.B. Yehoshua asks if Jewishness is something one can shed
Josh Kun finds forgotten treasures in old, discarded LPs
Having failed to assimilate, Ludwig Lewisohn went on to write the great American Jewish novel
Paul Shapiro’s music is a buffet of treats
The sharply funny, darkly political comics of Sergio Langer
A fiction writer opens up his book to readers
Why is Steve Daitch’s music embarrassing to enjoy?
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
Watchdog group cites more incidents through July 2014 than in all of 2013
Infamous audience member from 1993 show now married to a Jewish woman
To understand what’s happening in Crown Heights today, look at Instagram
You wouldn’t plotz if you lost a bingo game; zaftig is ‘more plump than heavy’
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.