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?
House Majority Leader may have pushed out GOP vet over anti-Jewish remarks
Ex-Chabad rabbi will seek Republican nomination for New Jersey district
Shmuley Boteach wants the government to extend blue laws and subsidize marriage counseling—and he’s running for Congress as a Republican
Speaking at AIPAC conference, president moves closer to Israeli position on Iran—but not all the way there—ahead of meeting with Netanyahu
Political fun fact of the day
Plus, a break from Tebowing, Shalit joins Facebook, MVP Braun, and more
Obama, Republicans won’t completely ignore this stuff over the next year
Plus navy makes contact with flotilla, and more in the news
Plus Red Cross denied access to Shalit before interview, and more
Did you know his kids went on Birthright?
Plus the French surrender, Eric Cantor shuns pro-Israel letter, and more
Plus, the ‘Jewish Indiana Jones,’ Benny Morris on Egypt, and more
Although he seems to be enjoying the Mediterranean sun
Plus, Iranian leaders feud, Drake joins Kravitz, 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.