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?
Project gets its talents (and money) from South Beach
Plus R.I.P. Debbie Friedman, Clinton on Iran, and more in the news
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A Columbia professor tours East Jerusalem, where national histories clash, converge, and intertwine
Plus what WikiLeaks told us today, and more in the news
Plus new referendum law, anti-Semitism in Britain, and more in the news
Plus the incredible, inedible foreskin, and more
Building announcement leads to U.S.-Israeli friction
Plus Weisz and Aronofsky call it quits, and more
What’s cooking in New Orleans
Plus Cohen on Levin, Judt on NYC, and more
Plus the Moses Herzog of terrorists, and more in the news
The Palestinian ambassador to Washington sees a role for the American Jewish community in creating a Palestinian state
An anti-Arab attack in East Jerusalem, and this week’s parasha about Abraham in Sodom
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.