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 Paul’s delegates, Hitler’s vices, and more
Plus Obama returns Ponzi-ist’s money, and more
Journalism’s most controversial post gets a new steward
Inside baseball on Jerusalem bureau chiefs past and present
The Canadian magazine Adbusters sparked the Occupy Wall Street movement. It also has a weakness for Israel-bashing conspiracy theories.
Plus Arab League/Syria communication breakdown, and more in the news
Plus West Bank riots, Occupy Judaism’s importance, and more
Plus the French surrender, Eric Cantor shuns pro-Israel letter, and more
How Israel thwarted the second Gaza flotilla
Syrian regime has own use for ‘Nakba Day;’ 16 deaths reported
Plus Gates pushes for sanctions instead of bombing, and more in the news
What they’ll talk about when they talk about peace
Rotem bill, currently frozen, provoked strong opposition stateside
Gaza under blockade is unique
Plus more Dubai suspects, leave Bronner alone!, 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.