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 Jack Lew as Secretary of Treasury?
Matt Welch leads off with an important piece
Breakdown of talks, continued focus on immunity suggests military action
Plus the Etan Patz confession, and more in the news
Plus a new Egyptian constitution, and more in the news
Fear: agreement could cause military nuclear program to go overlooked
Plus where talks could go and oil can’t, and more in the news
How dry words like ‘reciprocity’ could produce a deal with Iran
Plus Hezbollah in hot water, and more in the news
Plus what the Syrian rebels should do next, and more in the news
Plus Merah dies, Gates calls Iran attack ‘a catastrophe,’ and more in the news
Plus tragic accident in West Bank kills 10 Palestinians, and more in the news
Plus P.A. FM admits they don’t have the votes, and more in the news
Plus Madoff suicide revelation, Egypt’s new F-16, 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.