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 economic and social upheavals that rocked France and its Jewish prime minister 75 years ago bear an uncanny resemblance to Occupy Wall Street
More than a century after false charges were leveled against him, the unquiet ghost of Alfred Dreyfus continues to roam the streets of Paris
Plus Bibi’s new land grab, and more in the news
Move will prompt U.S. veto. And what else?
Plus oh Shelley Berkley, the BBC, and more
The French ambassador to Israel’s distinctive residence in Jaffa tells the story of an unusual—and eventually ruptured—friendship between a Jewish Zionist architect and his Arab Muslim client
French singer and icon Serge Gainsbourg—once reviled and now beloved—is the subject of Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life, the first feature film from Joann Sfar, creator of the Rabbi’s Cat comic book
Plus, Keret’s thin abode, Facebook won’t delete denial pages, and more
French Jews, confronting anti-Semitism in the wake of the Dreyfus Affair, created the figure of the intellectual. And now, arguing about Israel and Islam, they’re killing it.
Why a little part of Bastille Day and ‘La Marseillaise’ is also ours
The writer and critic Bernard Lazare, Dreyfus’ earliest defender, wed Zionism and anarchism to become one of France’s most famous polemicists and a political clairvoyant
Change represents victory for Israel and, even more, Obama
Plus, Bibi still rides by the J Street stop, and more
‘Indignez-Vous!’ calls for Resistance-like action, has been accused of anti-Semitism
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.