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?
A decade after the IDF left Lebanon, lessons for the U.S. from that withdrawal
Amman’s ambassador to Washington talks about the possibilities for Middle East peace
When I lived upstairs from the Jewish Defense Organization, Hitler was a presence on the Lower East Side
Paul Berman challenges liberal intellectuals to take a stand against Tariq Ramadan
Muslim intellectual Tariq Ramadan, Somali refugee Ayaan Hirsi Ali, and Paul Berman’s new ‘Flight of the Intellectuals’
A new book probes Israel’s murky relationship with apartheid South Africa
Israel’s smallest religious minority offers Jews a glimpse of what might have been
How the heir to an Orthodox rabbinical dynasty landed in Pennsylvania’s Senate race
Does Israel’s capital—with its large, activist, and growing ultra-Orthodox population—fairly represent Israel?
There’s linkage, too, between U.S. actions in Iraq and Afghanistan and Faisal Shahzad’s bombing attempt in Times Square
A crossword puzzle for the month of Sivan
In Kyrgyzstan, anti-Semitism erupts in the wake of the president’s ouster
Malcolm Hoenlein has served as the unofficial king of the Jews for the past three decades, but a combination of forces threatens his rule
The many lives of ‘Jerusalem of Gold,’ an Israeli anthem
South Lebanon Army soldiers fought alongside IDF troops in their country and followed them south when Israel withdrew. Now they’re waiting for a chance to go home.
Ringing in the Jewish New Year with an artisanal tahini and honey spread
‘Anti-Semitism Antenna’ will be accessible by phone and online
Inspired by Leviticus, eScapegoat lets users offload sins onto a virtual goat
Controversy over the senator’s remarks has distracted from the real issue
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
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.