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?
Plus skirmish over Lebanon, Palestinian sex scandal, and more in the news
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But isn’t some reinterpretation necessary?
Plus Shalom mon!, the Bible is even older, and more
Plus post-Holocaust Picassos, Vampire Weekend’s Jewishness, and more
Multibillion-dollar arms deal thrown into mix
Former first daughter engaged
Plus another flu casualty, Clinton keeps clarifying, and more in the news
Plus fear of loners, and more Goldstone back-and-forth
Plus crime, progress, and more in the news
But Barak doesn’t like it, plus peace-talk status reports, military exercises, and more in the news
Plus, Weiner’s Muslim fiancée
How Iran’s presidential election changed U.S. foreign policy
Bibi’s plans, Hillary’s umbrella, and more in the morning news
Clinton says in Council on Foreign Relations address
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.