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?
Moldovan-born foreign minister performs outreach
Maybe American liberal Zionism simply isn’t worth saving
Plus Australian ‘crisis,’ and more in the news
Left-wing politico may be top U.K. diplomat
Plus Obama’s champions and apologists, and more
The power of the Israeli left has waned, but belief in the need for what it long championed—territorial compromise—has become a majority position
Plus Iran’s mind games, The Pixies, and more
Today in the Dubai Murder Mystery
Get your poorly kept beards ready
Plus ‘Schindler’ lands ice dancers in 10th, and more in the news
Plus Foreman fight clear for the Bronx, ballet in Brooklyn, and more
Did Mossad kill Hamas’s main weapons man?
Why peace with Syria is more urgent than ever
Sniping and saber-rattling at unusually high levels
Plus China nixes sanctions, Lieberman rattles saber, 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.