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?
Fearing a world bereft of the comic’s watchful eye
An excerpt from Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish
Legendary comedian was on life support, had been hospitalized last week
The groundbreaking comedian died at 81 after a weeklong hospitalization
Update: 81-year-old comedian in medically-induced coma, ‘resting comfortably’
Rips into Hamas, Selena Gomez
The online-ordained minister married a gay couple during her book signing
Maybe it’s time for a Jewish comedian on late night television
Israeli TV puts on a show, Joan Rivers ensues
Plus rent Spielberg’s house, Joan Rivers wants Bristol Palin’s life, and more
Plus Joan Rivers the octogenarian, Jonah Lehrer is back, and more
Agenda: The Dead Sea Scrolls in Times Square, Legado screens in Chicago, Arab-Israeli culture in London, Joan Rivers in Fort Worth, and more
Elizabeth Taylor died today of congestive heart failure. That seems impossible: Whatever misfortunes befell the glamour queen and Jewish convert over the years, there was never a failure of heart.
Plus what Abbas says and whom he says it to, Neil!, and more
Plus Rivers crosses Palin and lives to tell about it, 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.