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?
Molly Picon’s scrapbooks bring back memories
Annette Ezekiel Kogan tells all about punk-klezmer band Golem’s latest album
Jane Goldberg shares an insider’s perspective on a dance tradition
An off-Broadway show pays homage to the queens of comedy
Alisa Solomon gives us the story behind West Side Story
How comedians of the 1960s and ’70s revolutionized stand-up
Jerry Herman’s musical ode to the land of milk and honey
A conversation with Alisa Solomon about the first—and last—Zionist musical comedy on Broadway
Henry Goodman explores the inner workings of a milkman-patriarch
Hanoch Levin’s characters live in one promised land
In Williamsburg! The Musical, Hasids and hipsters find common ground
Yiddish playwright Jacob Gordin inspired fury and adulation
An all-Asian troupe performs a musical about kosher caterers, short insomniacs, and hypochondriacs
A century ago, S. Ansky breathed new life into a shtetl folktale. His play, The Dybbuk, still captures creative minds.
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.