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 Berkeley, three Orthodox Jews run a medical-marijuana collective selling a religiously inspired cannabis cream
An anti-Arab attack in East Jerusalem, and this week’s parasha about Abraham in Sodom
Stories of Abraham, the original outsider, and a young Israeli activist who followed his lead
Struggling to maintain a Mizrahi heritage in an Ashkenazi-dominated culture
Thinking about Noah while facing hope and heartbreak in the kennel
Why isn’t a Jew allowed to hate a fellow Jew?
Starting the Torah cycle anew and reckoning with Moses’ unfulfilled desire to reach the promised land
Sukkah City, in New York’s Union Square, was my attempt to bring Sukkot the attention it deserves
For a new Torah cycle, stories inspired by the weekly parasha. This week: a Nairobi slum, and the power of making the world known.
An illustrated look at Torah theft and Torah protection
Forgoing the usual bar and bat mitzvah swag, some teens are asking guests to contribute to charity
Once home to Jewish immigrants, a South African city today hosts a very different sort of Jewish practice
When fast-food-induced hallucinations of Chelsea Clinton precede Yom Kippur, extreme measures must be taken
Envisioning a rabbi’s struggle to write an original Yom Kippur sermon
How the relationship between a reporter and his editor shook the Yiddish press
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.