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?
It’s a good thing the Finance Minister’s boxing days are over
John Garfield, the tough, underrated Hollywood star who would have turned 100 today, embodied Jewish pride
HBO’s Harold Lederman remembers his jovial old friend
Need Hanukkah gift ideas? From a tale of a Shabbat princess to a Lower East Side detective story, here are the year’s best Jewish kids’ books
Plus Kristallnacht in Brooklyn, Foreskin Man’s female friend, and more
When Amir Khan and Zab Judah enter the boxing ring Saturday night, Harold Lederman will be judging the bout for HBO Sports. With his distinctive Bronx honk, he’s the sport’s most essential analyst.
Orthodox boxer had a tough year
Plus Disneyland in the Holy Land, and more
Yeah, we said ‘Who?’ too
Brighton Beach brawl ends in decision for rabbi-in-training
Stallone’s Barney Ross versus our Barney Ross
Jewish boxer will fight in Brooklyn September 1st
Plus Yitzhak Rabin Gallery, new trailers, and more
Plus Yuri wants a rematch, and more
Foreman-Cotto, Saturday night
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.