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?
Plus Israel cracks down on (Palestinian) dissidents, and more in the news
Plus new U.N. sanctions, R.I.P. Zinn, and more in the news
Plus Brittany Murphy’s widower speaks, mazel tov Omri, and more
Plus bin Laden cites Israel, Bibi claims ‘eternal’ settlements, and more in the news
Foxman: ‘borderline anti-Semitic’
Plus Qaeda in Israel, the tefillin non-bomb, and more in the news
Says he didn’t understand local politics
Scott Brown’s victory means new leeway for Netanyahu
Is the Obama administration putting the U.S.-Saudi relationship on ice?
Obama could dictate premises and force a yes or no
The roots of Jewish anti-Palinism
Plus hot water for Obama envoy, and more in the news
Top Jewish Republican strategist explains issue’s appeal
Tablet author lit menorah last night
Plus Obama urges Lebanon on arms, and more in the news
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.