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?
Power struggles, robot wars, and the difficulty of democracyNumbers 16:1–18:32
An Orthodox blogger turns heads one post at a time
Yiddish radio was booming in the 1930s and ’40s. A scholar looks back.
The huggy, hilarious little nutball from elsewhere: my daughter
Haunted Ham: The new ‘Ghostbusters’ videogame rewards the kosher
A Torah portion of cries, spies, and revolutions on the rise
VIDEO: Assisted Loving author Bob Morris on helping his elderly dad to date
Writer Sam Apple on how parenthood changed him—and how it didn’t
A look at Abraham Hochman, 19th-century Lower East Side clairvoyant
Thinking outside the Jacob-and-Hannah box for Jewish baby names
How a Toronto shul grappled with gay marriage
At the intersection of imprisonment, Internet Week, and Moses
Reading A Treasure for My Daughter, a 1950 guide to Jewish womanhood
Homemade pretzels as housewarming gifts, and other topics in modern Jewish eating
The problem with portrayals of grandmothers in Jewish children’s books
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.