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 France’s action in Mali raises fears for French Jews and Ariel’s mayor dies
Plus a Syrian university suffers a major attack
Plus with Syrian conflict in mind, Israel plans a fence in the Golan Heights
In a cemetery thousands of miles away, an unexpected host helped me reconnect with my lost friend
Plus Salam Fayyad speaks and looking at anti-Semitism in Boston schools
With latke season nearing, some may eschew freedom fries
Jewish communities across the globe see protests, vitriolic chants
Plus reports that rockets have now hit Israel from Sinai
Plus the brother of the Toulouse gunman speaks
Plus French authorities look back on their investigation of Toulouse gunman
Plus United States builds Libya commando force
A series of exhibits focuses on Oscar Rabine. Did his 1978 exile to Paris clear new ground for dissident art?
Plus French raids on domestic terror cells yields some frightening results
Troubling news from Sweden, Denmark, and Finland
Far-right French leader has got some repenting to do
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.