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?
New York is edging out Silicon Valley as the favored U.S. foothold
Leaves Vanderbilt for an assistant coaching gig at the University of California
An excerpt from a panel discussion on ‘The Campus as Crossroads’
Alexander Stille never stopped investigating his parents, as shown by his new memoir about his World War II heritage
Yanni Hufnagel, the Crimson’s assistant coach, is one of the most promising recruiters in the sport
Cornell to host a massive birthday for its celebrity mainstay
A birthday visit with M.H. Abrams, peer of Trilling, teacher of Bloom, and editor of the Norton Anthology
Will Silicon Valley darling become BDS target?
Plus Cornell students protest joint Technion campus in NYC, and more
Plus Kleztky’s killer goes insane route, and more in the news
Plus hot Jewish Ivy League frat-boys, and more
The team you should be ‘mad’ about
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.