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?
A former J Street adviser, she defends the group
Plus J Street in the center and Shmuley on Tiger, and more
Chastises on Gaza, agrees on Iran
Contra conventional wisdom, they don’t all dislike him
Plus U.S. blames Goldstone, Obama accepts prize
Palin, Avigdor Lieberman, other ‘friends’ listed as honorary hosts
Hannah Rosenthal, the State Department’s new anti-Semitism envoy, discusses her plans, Israel, and Abe Foxman
J Street member Hannah Rosenthal to fill post
And now the U.N. General Assembly will debate it
Americans for Peace Now to the left of it, AIPAC to the right, on U.S. House Goldstone resolution
Conference attendees suspect they’re to the left of the group
Cheers for Frank, Kovner, Abdullah; then go off to lobby
National security adviser says Israel-Palestine peace should be president’s top foreign-policy focus
Rabbi Eric Yoffie still says J Street is wrong on Gaza war; Embassy observer watches from the back
A look at pollster Jim Gerstein, J Street’s man behind the scenes
Responding to critics of my essay about Israel media coverage
Stylish Westchester preteens steal the show from Marc Jacobs
Convicted murderer and rapist also seeks $15,000 in punitive damages
YIVO director of education says the language is still very much alive
Oskar Groening, 93, was tried in Germany for helping operate Auschwitz
The ruthless Jewish gangster is all business on the Prohibition-era HBO show
But are U.S. drone attacks on Yemen, Pakistan, and Somalia any different?
Adam Greenberg, Chicago Cubs slugger injured in 2005, among honorees
Israeli band’s new album showcases distinctive mix of rock, klezmer, and funk
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.