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?
Turning holiday haircuts into a way to help make wigs for those in need
Study finds young Jews give to religious causes more than non-Jews
Haircuts are a Lag b’Omer tradition. Some have turned this Jewish custom into a way to help needy kids.
Don’t just ask for donations at your bar or bat mitzvah. Do some homework and find a cause with meaning.
Rabbis have long tried to persuade us of the benefits of parting with some of our money. Are we listening?
Plus Jacob Silverman on history books as holiday movies
After Aaron Biber’s barbershop was looted, he received an outpouring of support
Forgoing the usual bar and bat mitzvah swag, some teens are asking guests to contribute to charity
Plus the politics of Israeli daylight savings time, and more
A Manhattan couple repairs the world—five kids at a time
Charitable giving from Leviticus to Rothschild
Oskar Groening, 93, was tried in Germany for helping operate Auschwitz
The ruthless Jewish gangster is all business on the Prohibition-era HBO show
But are U.S. drone attacks on Yemen, Pakistan, and Somalia any different?
Adam Greenberg, Chicago Cubs slugger injured in 2005, among honorees
Israeli band’s new album showcases distinctive mix of rock, klezmer, and funk
Senator’s parallel between region’s imperiled Christians and Jews draws ire
How much more evidence do we really need?
More proof that Israel is not becoming a theocracy
Their resolution itself is just as comically inept
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.