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?
Stresses “golden and capital city” after it was temporarily cut from platform
Party platform amended to include Jerusalem—and delegates boo loudly
Plus State of Berlin legalizes circumcision
Plus the Democratic platform: no word on Jerusalem
Plus U.S. snags $150m from Canadian bank linked to Hezbollah
Plus a settler leader gets profiled by the Times
Israel’s main library remains underfunded and short on staff, even as neighboring cultural institutions thrive
The Moby-Dick author sought spiritual connection on an 1857 Holy Land trip. He found dust and rocks instead.
Israel fears a crisis in Egypt, but the U.S. remains calm. How did these allies come to see things so differently?
Why a quarter of a million people turned out to mourn Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv
Everything you need to know about Mitt’s visit (and more)
After 119 years, the windmill will turn again
Plus Peres warns about settlements’ consequences, and more
On some Israeli buses, only men sit in the front. With the law on their side, some women are fighting back.
Birthright made insane demands on our time, but showed us how to make the most of a day
The 11-year-olds were wearing uniforms of local Jewish secondary school
An excerpt from Lucinda Franks’ Timeless: Love, Morgenthau, and Me
Predicting which Israelis will win the esteemed award is a national pastime
The singer also attributes past bad press to anti-Semitic and anti-female bias
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 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.