One Middle Eastern nation does indeed pay to influence U.S. foreign policy. Hint: It’s not Israel.
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
What role does America play in Jewish life, and by extension what kind of Jewish literature can be created here?
New novel ‘The Betrayers’ boldly places at its center the most famous refusenik and all he represents for Soviet Jewry
In an excerpt from a new biography, the great showman asks, ‘What does music mean?’
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?
Beliefs collide on a subway train
Composer Yotam Haber finds inspiration in a dusty Roman archive
Jews dominated the once-booming ostrich feather business. A historian finds out why.
Josh Kun finds forgotten treasures in old, discarded LPs
A London walking tour outlines the many divisions in British Jewry
Celebrating Jerusalem hip-hop with Coolooloosh
“Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner dishes on the show’s Jewish characters
La Mar Enfortuna reinterprets the music of the Sephardic diaspora
Novelist Yael Hedaya explores the daily struggles of modern Israelis
A new school in Germany promises cantors for Europe
A family blurs the borders between religion, superstition, and OCD
Ariel Sabar searches for the Edenic past his father left behind in Kurdistan
Dining out in Israel with food aficionado Janna Gur
In her new novel, Linda Grant tackles questions of identity, morality, and fashion
Sadia Shepard grew up part Protestant, part Muslim. Then she found out about her grandmother.
The 11-year-olds were wearing uniforms of local Jewish secondary school
An excerpt from Lucinda Franks’ Timeless: Love, Morgenthau, and Me
Predicting which Israelis will win the esteemed award is a national pastime
The singer also attributes past bad press to anti-Semitic and anti-female bias
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 dynamic conductor and genius behind ‘West Side Story’ also wrote classical works. Allen Shawn explores what they reveal.
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.