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
A crossword puzzle for the month of Sivan
A puzzle for the Omer
A crossword puzzle created especially for the JFN by Tablet Magazine
For an Orthodox preteen, Tonya Harding was a hero—and a Purim inspiration
A crossword puzzle celebrating Judaism’s denominations
The Coney Island attraction who made wrestling history
A visit to the ladies who determine the dos and don’ts of mah jongg
Boxer Yuri Foreman is about to fight for the middleweight title. He’s also studying to be a rabbi.
The boxers and strongmen who turned the image of the Jewish nebbish on its head
Tel Aviv basketball star Omri Casspi is poised to become the first Israeli to play in the NBA
An Austrian museum mounts an exhibition on the Jewish love affair with the Alps
How Benny Friedman made football a quarterback’s game
Igor Olshansky’s path to the NFL
Dan White’s adventures on the Pacific Crest Trail
A murky homeland is hard to stand by
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.