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?
A round-up of fake news we wish were true and true news we wish were fake
Plus Bob Woodward on why Chuck Hagel was nominated
A source is reporting much of the underground Fordo site has been hit
Meanwhile, 3,000 Gaza teenagers graduate Hamas training school
Plus President Obama kicks off second term
Plus a look back on Lincoln Square Synagogue
Plus Colin Powell backs Hagel for Defense Secretary
From “Argo” to “Gangster Squad,” a celluloid news round-up
Plus the Treasury Department warns about Iran avoiding sanctions
Plus with Syrian conflict in mind, Israel plans a fence in the Golan Heights
Plus Jack Lew to be named Treasury Secretary tomorrow
Looking at which parties may run the next government and its ruling coalition
Plus snow blankets Jerusalem and much of Israel
In first interview following nomination, defense secretary nominee has his say
Lead investigator in the unsolved case was fired
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.