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?
In Fortress Israel, journalist Patrick Tyler argues that the country’s warrior ethos impedes Mideast peace
Will threat fatigue push Iran in the zone of immunity?
Plus a round up on condemnations on Libyan
Plus Obama and Netanyahu to miss each other in September
Plus Aaron David Miller on Platformgate
Plus a mysterious death in Paris
Plus a settler leader gets profiled by the Times
Shimon Peres angers officials by saying Israel shouldn’t go it alone
Israel fears a crisis in Egypt, but the U.S. remains calm. How did these allies come to see things so differently?
A Danish art exhibit attacks public figures who ‘insult’ but not those who issue death threats in response
A question after Barak/Panetta, new sanctions, and Romney/Bibi
Plus Israeli Judo, Jewish basketball, and Iran
How Dan Senor became the GOP candidate’s key emissary to Israel’s intelligentsia and the Washington policy scene
Iran, Argentina, an Israeli response and more
Analyzing the break-ups
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.