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?
Plus warplanes continue to bomb neighborhoods in Syria
Plus Michael Moynihan on the Newtown conspiracy theories
Avoiding the U.N. circus would have sent a stronger message about the gravity of the Iranian threat
Plus philanthropist and former NFL team owner Art Modell dies at 87
Plus new report on Iran’s nuclear program, atheist summer camp, and more
Culling the statements from Romney’s camp
Plus Kadima threat to leave government is real, and more in the news
Plus Peres warns about settlements’ consequences, and more
Breakdown of talks, continued focus on immunity suggests military action
Plus Syria transition plan shockingly fails, and more in the news
Kenneth Waltz’s weak argument in favor of a nuclear Iran
High-level leaks about the Flame virus tell us more about politics than policy
Conservatives, Senate accuse White House; White House accuses NYT
Plus the Etan Patz confession, and more in the news
Plus Jews in Spain!, Peres for Pollard, and more
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.