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, Ford on Syria, Kat Power cancels Israel concert, and more in the news
Plus, Claude Lanzmann detained, Assad’s emails, and more in the news
Civil war is next as regional actors jockey for position
As world moves against Syria, reminder that Israel was among the first
Plus old anti-Semites say they are ‘the new Jews,’ and more in the news
Plus Arab League proposes Syrian regime change, and more in the news
Iran is desperate to prop up Assad regime
But might reliance on cocaine trade, backing of Assad also hurt the group?
Plus the GOP debate, developments in Egypt, and more in the news
A discredited regime still afloat
Plus Assad fall ‘inevitable,’ and more in the news
Arguably first to advocate Syrian regime change, a widely popular position now
Vetoed U.N. sanctions still betray which way the wind is blowing
Plus, Iranian nukes, Noah Baumbach on Noah (as in Ark), and more
Plus Syria soon sans Assad, 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.