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?
Perhaps under pressure from you, the reader
Bibi and Peres denounced Israel’s racist rabbis. They can do better.
Israel’s leaders have abandoned the details of governance, as last week’s catastrophic wildfire tragically showed
Will Israel be the field of the forthcoming GOP civil war?
The prospects for a Palestinian state have rarely been more grim
The classified diplomatic cables published by Wikileaks are the Pentagon Papers of the pro-Israel right
Plus the leaks, the reactor, the Wall, and more in the news
The success of Subliminal, Israel’s most popular rapper, is a reflection of the Jewish state’s conservative moment
Hugely unpopular, he has little to offer, and everyone knows it
Freeze deal could see spy go free
Why the carrots are really sticks
Plus a closer look at the Ghajar withdrawal, and more in the news
Yuli Edelstein, Israel’s minister of Public Affairs and the Diaspora, says Russian Jews, contrary to belief, vote with the Israeli mainstream
Congressman struck with case of foot-in-mouth
Why the U.S. cut the freeze-extension deal
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.