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
Having failed to assimilate, Ludwig Lewisohn went on to write the great American Jewish novel
The sharply funny, darkly political comics of Sergio Langer
A fiction writer opens up his book to readers
In a girl-centric graphic novel, growing up is hard to do
How a black president was imagined as a Jewish one, more or less
Can literature help bring peace to the Middle East?
The works that shaped my imagination
Ami Silber imagines a virtuosic con artist in 1940s Los Angeles
Novelist Yael Hedaya explores the daily struggles of modern Israelis
How useful are self-help books?
Dave Sim’s comic-book history of anti-Semitism
On Yaakov Shabtai’s Past Continuous
Philip Roth’s latest protagonist—a teenager—has some adjustment issues
Uncovering the legend of the dybbuk
Why the Israeli writer S.Y. Agnon still matters
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
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
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.