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?
Turks credit ‘wise man’ Peres
Plus J Street in the center and Shmuley on Tiger, and more
Israel is angry, Britain apologetic after attempted Livni arrest
Palin, Avigdor Lieberman, other ‘friends’ listed as honorary hosts
And Israel claims a moral victory, of sorts
But Barak doesn’t like it, plus peace-talk status reports, military exercises, and more in the news
Portrayal in soap opera set during Gaza War comes as bilateral relationship struggles
Plus Iranian uranium and two Gaza operations
A violent clash, a deportation, and more from the news
Organ harvesting, Lady Gaga, and an Orthodox woman cop
Why Benjamin Netanyahu is having a more successful term than anyone expected
Issues broadsides on Israel, Hamas
Lieberman says yes; Chávez calls him a ‘mafia boss’
Would be great news for Bibi
Hate, corruption, and history
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.