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?
The compelling, intimate look at the family glosses over one important detail
How the statistician has permanently changed the polling game
Plus Syrian fire hits IDF jeeps near the border between Israel and Syria
Plus Anti-Semitic attacks in the United States are down from 2010
A child lashes out at Bronco Bamma and Mitt Romney
New York mayor will give $10-15 million in this election cycle
Who had the town hall debate’s most Jewish question?
Plus Hamas fires anti-aircraft weapon at Israel for first time ever
Losing sight of what’s useful
Plus Knesset dissolves (itself)
But partisan chatter marks the day
New poll shows economy top issue for Jewish voters, strong Obama support
The donor speaks out in a rare interview
Falsely accuses rabbi of leaving Jerusalem out of benediction
Plus State of Berlin legalizes circumcision
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.