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?
The cards my Christian paternal grandparents sent me as a child came with small checks—and a hidden agenda
Instead of focusing on dieting before my daughter’s bat mitzvah, I decided to get in shape emotionally
I’m engaged to a non-Jew. We plan to build a Jewish family, even if it won’t look exactly like the one I grew up in.
The Talmud tells parents to teach our kids to swim. The Olympic champ and reality TV star makes that easier.
The Holocaust destroyed Plock’s Jewish community. But the exodus started decades earlier, after World War I.
As we rush to file our taxes, parents should take a moment to teach kids about money—and Jewish ethics
Thanks to the patchwork of laws about same-sex marriage, I got trapped in legal limbo when I wanted a divorce
When I caught a foul ball at a baseball game, I felt the divine presence—and it changed my whole life
Every Passover, my family makes me the Seder’s “wicked son.” I don’t mind—it’s a part I was born to play.
Nobody expected my grandfather to show up at my apartment for Passover—two months after he died
Don’t just ask for donations at your bar or bat mitzvah. Do some homework and find a cause with meaning.
In My Mother’s Wars, Lillian Faderman recalls her single mother’s frustrated efforts to save her family from the Holocaust
The Purim Superhero, a new picture book for Jewish children, includes gay parents. It’s about time.
My grandmother set me up with a cute, Jewish girl. We had a lot in common—including our family tree.
When my newborn daughter became gravely ill, I found strength in the first Torah portion I ever chanted
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.