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?
The country wants a reasonable $500 billion for Israel’s years in Sinai
The popularity of satirist Bassem Youssef may show that the government can’t stifle public debate
Plus Eric Trager writes on the future of the Egyptian electorate
The monarch studied the Arab Spring and created a savvy plan to quell demonstrators without mass violence
They say democracies make good neighbors. For Israel these days, it doesn’t seem so straightforward.
Israeli television claims Ethiopian women were forced to take contraceptive shots
Plus RIP Birger Stromsheim, Morsi’s new power grab
Plus Ed Koch admitted to the hospital; expected to be out by 88th birthday
Plus more details on the various European positions on the Palestinian United Nations bid
We must drop the assumption that there is no way to vanquish Hamas. Terrorists have been defeated before.
Plus a new Dutch blood libel
A ceasefire may be imminent, but the fallout is just beginning. What’s next for Iran, Egypt, and the U.S.
World leaders visit Israel, West Bank, and Egypt in effort to forge ceasefire
Plus Rupert Murdoch apologizes for anti-Semitic tweet, and more
Ceasefire looming? Egypt’s role, Iron Dome, Tel Aviv, and more
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.