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?
Plus the non-freeze, the non-talks, and more in the news
Politics & Prose shops for new owners
Jeffrey Goldberg and Jeremy Ben-Ami lock shofars
‘Forward’ and J Street folks debate tactics with lefties
And McCain blames Obama
Responses to Zionism essay pour in
‘Israel Lobby’ co-author names ‘New Afrikaners,’ ‘Righteous Jews’
Plus Smith v. Rosenberg, Packer v. Ramadan, and more
A new president, a hard push for hard sanctions
Which is maybe why there’s so much of it!
Plus Palin wades in, Breitbart is ridiculous, and more
As does everyone else with an Internet connection
Plus Shalom mon!, the Bible is even older, and more
Plans to sue Israel over raid on nuclear site
Plus Colorado shuls are cyber-attacked, and more
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.