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?
What the West and Israel are planning for Iran
Plus Assad fall ‘inevitable,’ and more in the news
Plus the U.S. reacts strongly to Iran nuclear report, and more
Video game lessons for a video game idea
Plus P.A. FM admits they don’t have the votes, and more in the news
Key words in new report: ‘specific to nuclear weapons’
Candidates continue to hit Obama, and he isn’t making it any harder
What are Israel’s plans in advance of inspectors’ new report?
Trying to divine Israeli motives
Plus Arab League/Syria communication breakdown, and more in the news
By refusing to directly confront Iran’s provocations, the United States has become the Islamic Republic’s key ally in its march toward a nuclear bomb
U.S., Saudi Arabia accuse Iran of trying to kill ambassadors
Plus Shalit and Grapel, East Jerusalem plans, and more in the news
Plus, Iranian nukes, Noah Baumbach on Noah (as in Ark), and more
Plus Congress halts some aid to Palestinians, and more in the news
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.