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?
Associated Press picks up story from advocacy blog Mondoweiss
Brushing up on tips from the JetBlue-El Al partnership
Phylactery: It comes in peace
Napolitano nixes Israel-style procedures for U.S.
And why it doesn’t completely translate
Courtesy the tefillin bomber
El Al won’t confuse davening and bombing
Plus Brittany Murphy’s widower speaks, mazel tov Omri, and more
Philly PD sniffs out the problem
Plus Qaeda in Israel, the tefillin non-bomb, and more in the news
Jewish leather straps confused for explosive device
One thing that won’t be coming to America
Plus C-Span’s and Cyprus’s Jewish problems, and more
After Christmas Day bombing, Israel knows best
Plus ‘Joan Rosenberg a.k.a. Joan Rivers,’ 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.