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?
Jews’ interest in angels dates back millennia—as the Israel Museum’s ‘Divine Messengers’ exhibit attests
Reading Shulamith Firestone’s The Dialectic of Sex, I found the urgency today’s radicals lack
Is misfortune God’s doing? A new work on The Book of Job asks what kind of world we live in.
A comic’s commitment to human contact over computer chatter is just the right inspiration for the Days of Awe
Singing is a potent therapeutic tool—that’s why I started leading a weekly sing-along for cancer patients
Ami Bar-Nahor, the pioneering force behind Naot, is stepping into the luxury market with BeautiFeel Shoes
As Orthodox Jews join the battle against eating disorders, one young woman shares her harrowing story
Germany’s challenge to Jewish tradition focuses on individual rights, but what about our bodies’ sanctity?
The new head of Jacques Levine footwear looks to revive his family business—by going beyond slippers
Exploring the Internet led me to knowledge, questions, and, ultimately, leaving the Hasidism I’d grown up with
Americans celebrate independence, but dependence can also be essential, especially in difficult times
Jeffrey Kahn and his wife are set to open one of the first medical marijuana dispensaries in Washington, D.C.
In a new memoir, Herb Silverman recounts his legal battle against a state ban on atheists seeking public office
Firgun is the ungrudging pleasure one takes in another’s good fortune, and there’s no English word for it
As standards of beauty shift, rhinoplasty—once a rite of passage for Jewish teens—declines in popularity
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?
Adam Greenberg, Chicago Cubs slugger injured in 2005, among honorees
Israeli band’s new album showcases distinctive mix of rock, klezmer, and funk
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.