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?
The great Judean builder and his outsized ego are the subject of a monumental Israel Museum exhibit
In calling for desegregation of the Kotel, the modern movement is actually reviving 19th-century traditions
From the archive: Daniel Estrin’s 2012 report—which just won a prestigious award—on Jerusalem’s light rail
‘Taken for a Ride in Jerusalem’ wins the Digital Audio accolade
While my friends interned on Capitol Hill, I learned to shoot an M-16 and ate kosher Spam in the Israeli army
By failing to name a street after the controversial philosopher, the city of Jerusalem proved he was right
The American-born Jewish terrorist gets two life sentences
Two exhibits ask whether eruvs speak to our essential beings or just replicate the conditions of our wanderings
The Jewish Agency chief promises that no arrests will be made
Plus a surprising video from the ADL
We’ll know in a few minutes
Forced to become kosher, Restobar chooses death
Plus the meaning of the Yair Lapid/Naftali Bennett alliance
The comedian’s sister’s protest of gender inequality at the Western Wall makes a case for holiness, not against
Tablet’s resident Israeli: Eh, happens all the time
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.