One Middle Eastern nation does indeed pay to influence U.S. foreign policy. Hint: It’s not Israel.
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
What role does America play in Jewish life, and by extension what kind of Jewish literature can be created here?
New novel ‘The Betrayers’ boldly places at its center the most famous refusenik and all he represents for Soviet Jewry
In an excerpt from a new biography, the great showman asks, ‘What does music mean?’
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 Sheikh Jarrah tense, and more in the news
Plus unrest in East J’lem, and more
Plus U.N. vindicates Israel on tree, and more in the news
Group petitions TIAA-CREF at board meeting
Policy supports settlements, which gov’t opposes
Plus Turkey may cut ties, Turkey maintains ties, and more in the news
Plus Shalits on the march, and more in the news
Plus Gaza’s isolation lessens, Israel’s grows, and more in the news
The dread vuvuzela enters the fray
But which side has better weather?
A love of herring, Sheikh Jarrah, and more
Protests in an East Jerusalem neighborhood are reviving the Israeli left
Plus welfare mess, White House shindig, and more in the news
Plus habemus proximity talks! and more in the news
Plus Clegg primed for power, and more in the news
The dynamic conductor and genius behind ‘West Side Story’ also wrote classical works. Allen Shawn explores what they reveal.
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.