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?
A battle for America’s Jewish youth and Israel’s soul in 1985
Short shorts, converse sneakers, and a cameo by young Alan Dershowitz
There’s a website for that
Lightning-rod professor says goodbye after nearly 50 years at the school
And nothing bad happened
Each Purim, star academics like Milton Friedman and Alan Dershowitz debate: latkes or hamantaschen?
BDS opposes a two-state solution, but you wouldn’t know it from the media
Plus Brooklyn College endures BDS scandal
The annual sales include postcards from Alan Dershowitz’s collection and a stunning 18th-century Haggadah
Prominent Jews like the Harvard lawyer have spent years criticizing Obama. So, why are they endorsing him?
A new initiative focuses on Jews expelled from Arab countries in 1948
Plus Palm Beach Democratic Chair resigns after comments on Christians
Park East Synagogue’s sold-out Selichot service is a place for the community’s elite to gather
When I lectured my friends about Obama’s stance on Israel, I ended up alienating—not enlightening—them
Plus the Dersh calls for a settlement freeze, 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.