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?
A new documentary looks at the many iterations of the popular tune, from Hasidic niggun to American kitsch
Stories about hidden identity, vegetarianism, and getting plastered, from four young comedy writers
Emily Bazelon’s new book argues that bullying comes in different forms and so should its antidotes
What happens when an Israeli and a Palestinian, separated by checkpoints, meet and fall for each other
Archie Gottesman got New Yorkers to love a storage company. Can she get Jews to love being Jewish?
The influence of Vladimir Vysotsky, who would have been 75 this week, reaches far beyond his homeland
Today, as Israelis vote, the religious Zionist theology of Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook and his son looms large
In most places, the No Pants Subway Ride is just a prank. How’d it go over in a city that prizes modesty?
Adrift at home, a woman sets out to find the Promised Land—in Jamaica, Ethiopia, Ghana, and Israel
Author Lily Brett explores everything from Hendrix to the Holocaust in a thinly veiled autobiographical novel
In the first part of a new series, we meet a sex therapist who helps religious Jews achieve intimacy
Celebrating a half-century of work, the photographer recalls his Bronx childhood and days at Ground Zero
With the new Broadway musical A Christmas Story, songwriter Benj Pasek continues a storied tradition
With 200 acres, a love of the mamaloshen, and little by way of experience, a dreamer starts Yiddish Farm
Author Simon Kuper uses soccer to show how, as Dutch Jews were killed, life went on for everyone else
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 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?
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.