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?
Dinner with Ethiopian-born Yityish Aynaw on president’s Israel itinerary
Should an American be picked, expect a shortened trip
Plus taking another look at FDR and the Jews
Former U.S. official join large petition signatories
Veep aims to inoculate from criticism on Israel
With the president and the prime minister otherwise occupied, will this year’s AIPAC confab bring any results?
Plus breaking down who got their Hagel predictions wrong
Next up: the long-awaited vote
Plus the meaning of the Yair Lapid/Naftali Bennett alliance
Plus David Axelrod gets a new gig
Plus Christine Quinn weighs the pros and cons of a Koch endorsement
Jack Lew, Obama’s nominee for Treasury Secretary, faces tough questions
Plus Lapid talks peace talks, but cautiously
No, probably not. But the developments are compelling.
Plus Obama invited to speak in Rabin Square in Tel Aviv
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.