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?
Jeffrey Goldberg and Jeremy Ben-Ami lock shofars
‘Forward’ and J Street folks debate tactics with lefties
Relatedly, senators are inundated with mail
Intellectual expands on essay to Tablet Magazine
Maybe American liberal Zionism simply isn’t worth saving
Defends NYRB piece, which was originally for NYT Mag
Plus a newly uncovered rejection letter, and more in the news
Malcolm Hoenlein has served as the unofficial king of the Jews for the past three decades, but a combination of forces threatens his rule
And struggles to find co-signers
‘Israel Lobby’ co-author names ‘New Afrikaners,’ ‘Righteous Jews’
Plus, the ‘new Afrikaners,’ a murder trial, and a foot robbery
U.S. law as carrot to coax global action
Plus Petraeus denies ‘linkage,’ and more in the news
How the controversy has played in America
Well we do the best we can!
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.