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, Clinton criticizes flotilla, Netanyahu Facebook scandal, and more in the news
Plus, teens text on Shabbat, Apple pulls ‘Third Intifada’ app, and more
This Week in Israel: Netanyahu visits Berlusconi, an American-Israeli student is arrested in Egypt, rising cottage-cheese prices cause protests, Book Week begins, and more
Doctrinal disputes impede progress yet again
A new Facebook game, created with help from an American Jewish history professor, introduces players to the complex history of immigration in America
Israeli couple gives thumbs-up name to daughter
Plus R.I.P. Harman, lox vs. smoked salmon, and more
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Group calling for May uprising had recieved more than 300,000 ‘likes’
Josh Yuter, punny Twitterer
Jacob, the hero of this week’s parasha, understood what really mattered in life. The Facebook Generation doesn’t.
Billionaires pledge their fortunes
Plus the settlers’ favorite former Alaska governor, and more
A Jewish conspiracy? Well, sorta
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.