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?
Why some families are opting for havdalah bar or bat mitzvah services
Do b’nai mitzvah engage in oral sex?
Ridiculous press release promotes virtual b’nai mitzvah
Plus, a beer becomes a man and crankiness becomes a disease
Expert tips for the phony bar mitzvah boy
A murky homeland is hard to stand by
The frenetic, hormonally charged days before a bat mitzvah
Vanessa Ochs studies “bark mitzvahs” and other modern inventions
The ritual isn
Can a son’s failure to have a bar mitzvah be a mitzvah?
Jesse Green’s post-bar mitzvah wrap-up (in sound)
After a year of unpleasant planning (or lack thereof), I found unplanned pleasure at my son’s bar mitzvah
In the final countdown to the big event, one chore keeps not getting done
After months of avoiding the big decisions, we finally began making the small ones
Composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown hasn’t always had an easy time fitting in. Neither have his characters.
Oskar Groening, 93, was tried in Germany for helping operate Auschwitz
The ruthless Jewish gangster is all business on the Prohibition-era HBO show
But are U.S. drone attacks on Yemen, Pakistan, and Somalia any different?
Adam Greenberg, Chicago Cubs slugger injured in 2005, among honorees
Israeli band’s new album showcases distinctive mix of rock, klezmer, and funk
Senator’s parallel between region’s imperiled Christians and Jews draws ire
How much more evidence do we really need?
More proof that Israel is not becoming a theocracy
Their resolution itself is just as comically inept
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.