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?
The anniversary of Bibi’s father’s passing and an old peace initiative
The real tests are yet to come.
Plus discord at the negotiating table, and more in the news
Plus Syria abandoned, the Talmud on modesty, and more in the news
Plus tension in Lebanon, Iranian provocation, and more in the news
Plus Arab League/Syria communication breakdown, and more in the news
Plus Shalit and Grapel, East Jerusalem plans, and more in the news
Plus Lebanon backs, Congress threatens U.N., and more in the news
Plus, Arab League considers Security Council, creepy Breivik surgery, and more
Plus, Abbas declares emergency, Beck goes really tasteless, and more in the news
Plus Israel admits it has Palestinian engineer, and more in the news
Plus A’jad praises, meets with Hezbollah, and more in the news
Plus Palestinian studies at Columbia, and more
Plus Russia grows a backbone on Iran, and more in the news
Plus meet Congressman Grayson, and more in the news
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.