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?
Mud-bathing with mom, in the latest chapter of an illustrated memoir
An aspiring rabbi interprets the Torah on her fingernails
Once a staple but long out of fashion, schmaltz makes a comeback
How to decorate a sukkah with no budget and no talent
Meet the first-generation Jews of Ghana
A star chef tries his hand at giving the holiday a signature dish
Everything you ever wanted to know about the Feast of Tabernacles
A look at the etrog, the lemony fruit that helps define Sukkot
In Sweden for Rosh Hashanah, the author does PR for Yom Kippur
The third and final installment of a conversion story
The recession has hit the rabbinate, too. How are the newly ordained—and laid-off veterans—handling the rabbi glut?
Fasting, reflecting, and a series of sorries—all our Yom Kippur coverage
A Torah portion of selfless acts and last words
Joining the Breslovers—and my cousin—for Rosh Hashanah in Ukraine
What to wear on Yom Kippur, when leather is banned
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.