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 Iran feels threatened by Assad’s situation, and more in the news
Plus more settlements prompt more U.S. words, and more
It’s not his politics; it’s his influence
Plus Adelson denies making a (poor) investment, and more in the news
Plus Atlanta editor steps down, Braun steps up, and more
Plus Arab League proposes Syrian regime change, and more in the news
Half of Venezuela’s Jewish community fled under Hugo Chávez, who died this week. Will the other half follow?
Plus U.N. report refers to Gaza ‘collective punishment,’ and more in the news
Plus updated intel on Iran, and more in the news
Iran’s birthrate has fallen. Is it because Iranian women have greater opportunity? Or is it a reaction to the Islamist regime?
The question policy-makers should focus on isn’t whether Iran would use a nuclear weapon, but how a bomb would embolden an already reckless regime
Plus Brotherhood pledges to uphold treaty, and more in the news
Iran is desperate to prop up Assad regime
Plus Erdogan cancer rumors fly, and more in the news
Unable to restore a shrine with a prominent Star of David in Iran, a U.S. organization and an Iranian-American architect are reviving the site online
Stylish Westchester preteens steal the show from Marc Jacobs
Convicted murderer and rapist also seeks $15,000 in punitive damages
YIVO director of education says the language is still very much alive
Oskar Groening, 93, was tried in Germany for helping operate Auschwitz
The ruthless Jewish gangster is all business on the Prohibition-era HBO show
But are U.S. drone attacks on Yemen, Pakistan, and Somalia any different?
Adam Greenberg, Chicago Cubs slugger injured in 2005, among honorees
Israeli band’s new album showcases distinctive mix of rock, klezmer, and funk
Senator’s parallel between region’s imperiled Christians and Jews draws ire
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.