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?
Room 237 uses Talmudic exegesis to uncover whether Kubrick’s film is about Indians, the Holocaust, or bears
Plus two tourists, including an Israeli, are kidnapped in Sinai
Menachem Bodner last saw his brother at Auschwitz when he was 4
World War II hero Witold Pilecki infiltrated the death camp and reported to the Polish high command
Tablet Original Fiction: A father and son go to Germany after the Holocaust to adopt a Jewish child
In My Mother’s Wars, Lillian Faderman recalls her single mother’s frustrated efforts to save her family from the Holocaust
Plus the proliferation of the “Israel Lobby” in popular culture
The genocide committed by Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime earns a place in Washington’s Holocaust Museum
Why couldn’t Soviet Jews see the dictator—who died 60 years ago—for the anti-Semitic murderer that he was?
Before Schindler’s List, an L.A. studio boss saved hundreds of Jews from the Holocaust. Why was he alone?
Gov. John Kasich’s proposed statehouse monument is unprecedented. Some argue it’s also unnecessary.
An exhilarating new intellectual history argues that anti-Judaism is at the heart of Western culture
The past and the future meet for a crucial mission
Jews flocked to retreats like Marienbad, but what couldn’t be healed was Europe’s anti-Semitism
Claudia Roth has some explaining to do
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.