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?
Plus the greatest video clip ever, and no more
At least until the U.S. presidential election, Netanyahu won’t risk angering Obama
Protests, Kadima Party force Bibi to promise real concessions
Israel should abandon its plan to make the ultra-Orthodox join the army and give them all jobs instead
Prime minister likely to propose compromise bill, keep coalition intact
Israeli prime minister risks relationship with U.S president into 2017
With squabbling of Kadima and religious parties, Bibi holds all the cards
The late prime minister’s fatal flaw was reluctance to act
As the Knesset considers a new national service law, young Arab citizens may be required to pitch in, too
Bibi gets the ‘Vanity Fair’ treatment, and Israel captured by Platon
Supports court decision but pledges hundreds of new homes elsewhere
Plus anti-Semitism in Ukraine (maybe), Eszterhas on Mel, and more
U.S. seeks Russian support as civil war takes on sectarian dimensions
Friedman calls on prime minister to put his new coalition to work on peace
Plus Bibi delays vote on West Bank outposts, and more in the news
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.