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?
The United States abandoned Beirut, and Israel takes the blame
Chelsea Clinton’s wedding and a lesson in Yiddish
No effort is made to challenge prevailing assumptions
Plus Obama’s newly strong support for Israel, and more
In 2001, PM boasted of manipulating Oslo accords
Obamas, Streisand expected upstate at month’s end
Plus Zuckerman the speechwriter, and more
Obama backs Bibi on direct talks
Plus drink your vodka, and more
New York elite welcome him at the Plaza
Plus Israel files internal Gaza War charges, and more in the news
As Netanyahu arrives in Washington a final Israeli-Palestinian agreement couldn’t be further away
Two happy faces, at least for the press
Plus Turkey may cut ties, Turkey maintains ties, and more in the news
Plus Bibi and Abbas disagree on talks, and more in the news
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.