A 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.
New York State starves schools of money. In East Ramapo, Orthodox Jews—and special-needs children—get the blame.
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 country singer—and a founding father of American Christian Zionism—died 11 years ago this week
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?
There is no single unifying cuisine, but Jewish food from Central and South America is coming into its own
Plus RIP Birger Stromsheim, Morsi’s new power grab
The state’s first convicted female pimp calls herself a pioneer as the Knesset considers outlawing prostitution
Plus Hamas Chief arrives in Gaza for a ‘victory’ party
Leaked email shows Kenneth Roth comparing mullahs to Shas
‘The Gatekeepers’ and ‘Five Broken Cameras’ are being considered
A startling example of life imitating art
Plus would-be NYC synagogue bomber pleads guilty
If the past few weeks are any guide, it looks like the open feud between Jerusalem and Washington is over
Plus Ed Koch admitted to the hospital; expected to be out by 88th birthday
On the rise, Zvia Margaliot is a winning poetry slams and winning fans
And other questions we never thought we’d ask
Plus more arrests are made in Toulouse shooting
Once-maligned Labor politician Amir Peretz explains how he saw what many decorated generals did not
Plus a report that Israel wanted to bomb Syria chemical stockpiles
From Golda Meir’s chicken soup to Jack Lew’s potato kugel
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.