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 the Haredim bring up the Holocaust, and more in the news
Formerly captive Israeli-American law student speaks about his time in Egypt
Plus Borukhova and Dershowitz lose appeal, and more
Plus West Bank riots, Occupy Judaism’s importance, and more
Plus, Poland reopens Auschwitz probe, Oprah goes to the mikvah, and more
Plus Madoff suicide revelation, Egypt’s new F-16, and more in the news
Plus, the new Security Council, Erdogan backlash, and more in the news
Egypt captured Israeli-American Ilan Grapel to generate popular support among the volatile anti-Western middle class at home
Plus Kleztky’s killer goes insane route, and more in the news
Plus the crisis moves toward Syria, and more in the news
Plus the Gaza blockade, Iran lashes out, and more in the news
It seems likely that Egypt bargained Israeli-American away as well
Plus all apologies to Egypt, Schultz backs OWS, and more
Plus, Syria resolution vetoed, Grapel still jailed, and more in the news
Plus Weprin loses, probe calls blockade illegal, and more in the news
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.