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?
In the final installment of her illustrated memoir, a cartoonist considers her future
The 19th-century murder scandal that ended the reign of New York’s Sephardic aristocracy
How did a self-published first novel about ritual-bath murder end up plastered on prime Philadelphia billboards?
The Foreskin’s Lament author is at work on a new project: a comic novel about genocide
How to keep your kid from becoming a tattler
Jewish music you and your kids can both tolerate
The Annotated Child: Coping with the December dilemma
A Ladino conversation group gathers for festivities
An illustrated memoir of Hanukkah, materialism, and materials
The best Jewish chapter books of 2009
What not to buy this holiday season
Why are we so crazy when it comes to vaccines?
A documentary focuses on the grandchildren of Holocaust victims and perpetrators
Organ donation, the mitzvah not enough of us keep
The costumes are back in storage, but not for long!
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
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.