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?
Promises to donate profits from investments in Ahava
As a 16-year-old Israeli, I loved The Wall. At Yankee Stadium last week, I saw its moral failure.
Plus Syria only gets worse, and more in the news
Alice Walker will not allow Hebrew translation of The Color Purple
Peter Joseph, of Israel Policy Forum, condemns ‘oversimplified rhetoric’
But his subject is 1980s South Africa and Paul Simon
Can the women’s antiwar group, active in the anti-Israel BDS effort, turn people against drone warfare?
Plus Bibi in the catbird seat, and more in the news
Novelist won’t fly to Germany to accept prize after controversial Iran poem
The author of the The Crisis of Zionism strikes back at criticism of his controversial new book about Israel and American Jews
One-tenth of membership votes by decisive margin
Brooklyn group to decide whether to hold referendum over Israeli products
Which might be more a case of ‘Zionist B.S.’
Plus the Jews of 1600 Pennsylvania, and more
Oren slams call; J Street’s Ben-Ami praises analysis, differs on prescription
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.