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 Islamist who would be president, and more in the news
Plus anti-Semitism at the CIA, and more in the news
The Man Without a Face, Masha Gessen’s biography of the Russian leader, reminds us why U.S. Jews must put pressure on a repressive foreign regime
‘Time 100′ suggests closer Turkish-Qatari, GOP-Bibi ties
Novelist won’t fly to Germany to accept prize after controversial Iran poem
The real tests are yet to come.
The world powers will try to persuade Iran to halt its nuclear program in talks set for this weekend. A look at what to expect from the Istanbul confab.
Plus Omar Suleiman enters Egypt presidential race, and more in the news
How will Israel respond?
Hamas, Fatah Are Far Apart, but Hope—and Reason to Hope—Remains
Plus Merah dies, Gates calls Iran attack ‘a catastrophe,’ and more in the news
Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi has been banned from making movies for the next 20 years. Here’s how he got around the mullahs.
Plus the Jews of 1600 Pennsylvania, and more
Plus Ashton compares Toulouse to Gaza, and more in the news
Plus the U.S. Navy increases Gulf presence, and more
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.