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.
New York State starves schools of money. In East Ramapo, Orthodox Jews—and special-needs children—get the blame.
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 country singer—and a founding father of American Christian Zionism—died 11 years ago this week
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?
There is no single unifying cuisine, but Jewish food from Central and South America is coming into its own
Israel’s controversial new oath of allegiance reflects the reality of sectarian politics in the Middle East
Plus Sheikh Jarrah tense, and more in the news
Plus Ike Davis’ amazin’ lineage, and more
Plus Israel and Russia ink historic deal, and more in the news
Plus Bloomberg continues crusade, and more in the news
Plus Mathis requests God’s forgiveness, and more
Israeli democracy is strengthening, not weakening—and that might be the problem
Rotem bill, currently frozen, provoked strong opposition stateside
Opposing bill, PM challenges coalition partners
After the World Cup, in Israel a relished distraction from daily life, the comedown is hard
Plus the non-freeze, the non-talks, and more in the news
FM Lieberman feuds with PM Netanyahu
Lieberman is F.M., but Barak may as well be
Inside Israel’s insane coalition politics
Plus subsidies in the diamond district, 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.