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?
George Friedman built a private, subscription-based CIA. But is his intel any good?
Trita Parsi, the second pillar of the U.S. Iran lobby, wants to the be the public face of Iranian-Americans
Photos of the Jewish-themed Mardi Gras groups, the Krewe du Jieux and the Krewe du Mishigas
New Orleans’s two Jewish-themed krewes offer a tongue-in-cheek take on the Mardi Gras festivities
A Spanish leftist speaks out for Israel—and she’s not even Jewish
Anti-Semitism in the 19th arrondissement, a neighborhood with a recent history of violence
Arab-Jewish relations in a tense Paris neighborhood
How Flynt Leverett and his wife, Hillary Mann Leverett, became leading advocates for doing business with Tehran
Netanyahu speaks on the conference’s final night, telling Israelis merely to ‘take a hike’
Israel and its closest Muslim ally are drifting apart, thanks to internal pressures on Ankara that are unlikely to change
Rabbi Michael Lerner emails to call out the president, in the cause of tikkun olam
How a former Iranian official and a U.S. foreign-policy guru are shifting Washington’s stance toward regime change in Tehran
Jacobo Timerman’s son Héctor says there’s no such thing as an anti-Semitic country
Thirty years ago, Buenos Aires newspaper publisher Jacobo Timerman emerged as a crusading human rights icon. Newly declassified documents offer a fresh—and more complicated—view of the Argentine dissident.
An email wonders: Is Richard Goldstone paying attention to Haiti relief efforts?
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
Stylish Westchester preteens steal the show from Marc Jacobs
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?
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.