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?
Why the future of American Judaism as we know it depends on the survival of the Jewish state
Shimon Peres angers officials by saying Israel shouldn’t go it alone
Teaching Israelis and Palestinians to ride longboards, I saw the power of the sport to bring kids together
Israel’s main library remains underfunded and short on staff, even as neighboring cultural institutions thrive
Half-Jewish rocker to make an extended first stay
Soldiers and women continue to face discrimination
New pro-Israel ad on San Francisco buses sends wrong message
Plus, an update on Hungary’s favorite alleged Nazi war criminal
But does the punishment fit the crime?
+972 Magazine strikes up an unlikely conversation
Also, Yom Kippur ultimatum to U.S. for commit to Iran strike?
A dispatch from the war’s end
Plus, remembering Raymond Harding–political powerbroker
Plus, United States pushes back on Iran intelligence report
Days after being stabbed in a Tel Aviv café, my African student remains determined to learn the Aleph-Bet
Ringing in the Jewish New Year with an artisanal tahini and honey spread
‘Anti-Semitism Antenna’ will be accessible by phone and online
Inspired by Leviticus, eScapegoat lets users offload sins onto a virtual goat
Controversy over the senator’s remarks has distracted from the real issue
The 11-year-olds were wearing uniforms of local Jewish secondary school
An excerpt from Lucinda Franks’ Timeless: Love, Morgenthau, and Me
Predicting which Israelis will win the esteemed award is a national pastime
The singer also attributes past bad press to anti-Semitic and anti-female bias
Responding to critics of my essay about Israel media coverage
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.