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?
Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, a pacifist, pulls no punches
The three factors that explain why a Republican president is no more likely to stage a pre-emptive attack
Israel fears a crisis in Egypt, but the U.S. remains calm. How did these allies come to see things so differently?
What the link to Iran means and doesn’t mean
Israel’s long-term health is also imperiled
What this signals about the defining issue of the 2012 election
A question after Barak/Panetta, new sanctions, and Romney/Bibi
How Dan Senor became the GOP candidate’s key emissary to Israel’s intelligentsia and the Washington policy scene
When I lectured my friends about Obama’s stance on Israel, I ended up alienating—not enlightening—them
New report finds tilt even as both sides make their cases—to everyone
The White House’s line—that a strike can only delay the program—is an attempt to downplay our military capability
At least until the U.S. presidential election, Netanyahu won’t risk angering Obama
Israeli prime minister risks relationship with U.S president into 2017
The Muslim Brotherhood, which won the presidency Saturday, sees itself as a corrective to modern Egyptian life
Does the president really know more about Judaism than John Adams and James Madison did?
The 11-year-olds were wearing uniforms of local Jewish secondary school
An excerpt from Lucinda Franks’ Timeless: Love, Morgenthau, and Me
Predicting which Israelis will win the esteemed award is a national pastime
The singer also attributes past bad press to anti-Semitic and anti-female bias
Responding to critics of my essay about Israel media coverage
Stylish Westchester preteens steal the show from Marc Jacobs
Convicted murderer and rapist also seeks $15,000 in punitive damages
YIVO director of education says the language is still very much alive
Oskar Groening, 93, was tried in Germany for helping operate Auschwitz
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.