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?
Paging Jeb Bush!
He declared, a summery new year, and more
Against binationalism, and more
The prime minister with a song in his heart
The origins of Islam, and more
Cohen and Shteyngart team up to drink, and more
Tisha B’Av, The Rebbe, and more
The Jews’ Jesus, and more
What Syria is up to, and more
The northern problem, Birthright, and more
Our anniversary, Kirsch on Hitch, and more
These are a few of our favorite things, part 1
Ingall comments back, Kirsch on Scoop, and more
Rosenbaum and Kahane, and more
The still-Samaritans, cheesecake, and more
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.