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?
Should the U.S. attack now? Israel sure shouldn’t.
On Barak, the Palestinians, non-proliferation, and politics
Plus sanctions cause India to stop buying Iranian oil, and more in the news
On Iran, the parallels are inexact, but the lessons remain instructive
Plus Sarachek’s successor at Yeshiva U, and more
Rick Santorum gets much about America very wrong. But there’s one thing he understands that’s crucial to winning elections and governing effectively.
Former mayor receiving fewer complaints, responds to all letters
The Israeli leadership is at war with itself over Iran: In one corner, Bibi Netanyahu and Ehud Barak. In the other, former Mossad chief Meir Dagan.
Middle East expert Robert Kagan argues in a new book that American foreign policy has spawned a golden age of liberal democracy. He’s wrong.
There’s a study for that
Are Jews turning away from the Dems? Survey says: perhaps!
A smaller percentage of the GOP electorate was Jewish than in 2008
Ed Koch may not have caused a change in Obama’s Israel policy, but he’s forced the administration to shift its message to Democratic Jewish voters
But U.S. options against nuclear program are limited
Prominent publicist Torossian condemns Obama
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.