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 Iran, Russia, Lebanon, and more in the news
Plus Iran responds, the high cost of kosher, and more in the news
Biennial drill will test both countries’ missile-defense systems
Plus hate on parade, wholesome pinups, and more
But Barak doesn’t like it, plus peace-talk status reports, military exercises, and more in the news
‘Haaretz’ reports reps of both nations were at Cairo non-proliferation conference
The end of New York’s Jewish voting bloc, plus Israel on Iran, a Chinese shift on Goldstone, and more in the news
A confusing request, faint praise, and a comic memoir
With a nuclear threat from Iran hovering, a Tel Aviv family dispenses with housekeeping
A Nobel, a threat, and more from the news
Plus a cross to bear, a Nobelist, and more in the news
Seeing the Iranian nuclear threat through the lens of Osirak
Is Ahmadinejad a Jew? Plus more questions from the news.
One blogger theorizes yes
Plus Disraeli rocks, taking Iran seriously, 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.