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?
If Israel tries to attack Iran, Brzezinski says
With concert in Israel this week, after recovering from food poisoning
Refutes Gaza War criticisms UPDATED
Through Arab media, blogosphere
Obama plans a photo op, Russian inmates get sanctuary, and more in the news
Israeli woman dies after producing 1,400 descendants
Thanks to natural-gas deposits near Haifa
Tarantino in Israel, U.N. bias, and more in the news
Meantime, 3,175 cases diagnosed in Israel
Mitchell’s dreams, HRW’s scandal, and more in the news
Turns out the group wanted more shekels
Plus debating Iran sanctions and Biden’s early new year.
Hezbollah didn’t do it, but action still raises tensions
Residents can now identify as Israeli
And the Diaspora is just a bit offended
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.