One Middle Eastern nation does indeed pay to influence U.S. foreign policy. Hint: It’s not Israel.
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
What role does America play in Jewish life, and by extension what kind of Jewish literature can be created here?
New novel ‘The Betrayers’ boldly places at its center the most famous refusenik and all he represents for Soviet Jewry
In an excerpt from a new biography, the great showman asks, ‘What does music mean?’
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 Cold War anniversary reminds us not to take history for granted
On Election Day, New Jersey’s Syrian Jews let bygones be bygones
Remembering Marek Edelman, a leader of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising
A look at pollster Jim Gerstein, J Street’s man behind the scenes
The boxers and strongmen who turned the image of the Jewish nebbish on its head
How two of Israel’s leading diplomats emerged from a 1970s Jewish commune at Columbia University
Historian Shlomo Sand argues that ‘Jewish peoplehood’ is a myth
After long decline, Ladino in Turkey enjoys a modest revival
Seeing the Iranian nuclear threat through the lens of Osirak
Desmond Tutu’s Palestinian activism reflects South Africa’s anti-Zionism
An uprising’s anniversary shines a light on Israel’s Arab minority
As Obama sits down with Netanyahu and Abbas, a brief history of the trilateral summit
How the neoconservative columnist’s x-ray vision will be missed
Parsing right and wrong with political philosopher Michael Sandel
How synagogues and their congregants are handling the economic downturn
The 11-year-olds were wearing uniforms of local Jewish secondary school
An excerpt from Lucinda Franks’ Timeless: Love, Morgenthau, and Me
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 dynamic conductor and genius behind ‘West Side Story’ also wrote classical works. Allen Shawn explores what they reveal.
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.