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?
When I decided that my next book would include a gun, I went to a firing range for the first time—and loved it
Plus snow blankets Jerusalem and much of Israel
As we debate gun policy in the wake of Newtown, we should heed the wisdom of the Jewish sages
Gun-rights advocates cite Nazi laws in their defense of the Second Amendment. Is the comparison fair?
It’s the Jewish state’s gun culture, not its laws, that prevents mass shootings like the one in Connecticut
Ezra Klein and Jeffrey Goldberg weigh in
Stricter gun-control laws won’t prevent the next mass shooting, but better mental-health policies might
If Jews want to influence the public conversation, they must heed the lesson of this week’s parasha—the one about an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.
Group calls gun control ‘racist’
Jewish kids hone their reasoning skills at a gun-rights lecture
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.