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?
Parsing an interview with Abe Foxman
Plus Ed Koch vs. Ron Paul, and more
Plus Shalit and Grapel, East Jerusalem plans, and more in the news
Plus Park51 opens, and more in the news
Plus a Jewish baseball milestone, Larry King’s bagelry, and more
Chris Hondros, of Getty Images, was killed in Libya yesterday
Pro-Israel Congresswoman Shelley Berkley, Democrat from Las Vegas, rides a hot streak
Post-Jewish lit, very Jewish lit, and more
A deaf Muslim atheist responds defiantly to the debate over the ‘Ground Zero mosque’
Plus Peres and Barak paint the town red, and more
Plus Israel and Russia ink historic deal, and more in the news
Utah’s Hatch says owners have right to build
Plus Rosenfels can’t catch a break, and more
Does history live up to the Islamic center’s ideal?
Plus nuclear reactors for all, and more
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.