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?
Popular Christmas apps, made in Israel
Plus UN envoy meets with Assad
The monarch studied the Arab Spring and created a savvy plan to quell demonstrators without mass violence
Plus hundred of Jewish tombstones recovered in Greece after long search
How else would we know what’s going on in the world?
How the role of defense secretary is being defined
The Jewish National Fund is giving away pines for Christmas—and irony isn’t one of the reasons they’re doing it
After 25 years, the CIA has declassified documents that show Jonathan Pollard never spied on the U.S. for Israel
Plus Jews lament their age
Since the Mavi Marmara incident, Turkish intelligence is focusing on Jews
And implicates President Obama in a cover up
Video of an assault on an Israeli border guard emerges
Plus Senator Daniel Inouye dies at 88
An Israeli reality TV show sends hopeful Mizrahi pop stars to California to chase the American Dream
Plus the Women of the Wall return
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.