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?
Is Jewish rebellion really a form of submission? Two new novels and one political critic examine apostasy.
The Israeli author discusses his new book, ‘My Promised Land,’ with students
Yossi Klein Halevi, Amos Oz, and Ari Shavit take home top 2013 honors
Did Shelly Yachimovich, by avoiding matters of national security, kill Israel’s Labor Party?
Plus a member of Satmar community gets indicted on attack on rabbi
Plus African immigrants attacked in Tel Aviv, and more in the news
Why Bibi wants a new government before U.S. Election Day
Plus the limits of the lobby, and more in the news
Plus Palestinian hunger-striker gravely ill, the ‘Times of Israel,’ and more
Plus Jews slowly heading for the GOP? and more
A brouhaha with Egypt, and rockets from Gaza
Former Mossad chief is Netanyahu’s new unofficial domestic opponent
Why we should be shocked by Bibi’s shock
Plus rabba deux, and more
Plus, the hottest kosher spot on the Upper West Side, and more
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.