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
Shalit’s release could be imminent, plus Palin’s wisdom, scholarly dissent, and more in the news
Roger Cohen seeks detente, plus mutinous soldiers, strategic land grabs, and more in the news
Plus another flu casualty, Clinton keeps clarifying, and more in the news
Plus fear of loners, and more Goldstone back-and-forth
Plus crime, progress, and more in the news
Plus bad advertising, a Hungarian wingnut, and more in the news
A shul to close, a school to open, and more in the news
If Israel halts settlements, U.S. official says
Israeli etiquette, Ahmadinejad shunned, and a happy new yarrr!
Talk and more talk today in the news
Seen as a sop to right-wing parties
Settlement freeze postponed, Evangelicals and Israel, and more in the news
Good reasons for low hopes in the Mideast, and more in the news
One blogger is worried about the change, another doesn’t buy it
Realizes Bibi can’t announce halt
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.