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 full broadcast from Ed Koch’s funeral
An intense morning for the defense secretary nominee
Plus, is Israel retaliating for the UN vote?
Joe rides the Shabbat elevator with McCain, tells a bad joke
Conservatives, Senate accuse White House; White House accuses NYT
A vocal majority of evangelical Christians are zealous supporters of Israel. But a growing movement seeks to align them with the Palestinian cause.
Plus Paul’s turn on Jerusalem, the Marvin Miller baseball card, and more
Russ Feingold publishes book, joins Obama campaign
A review of 175 major Jewish Republican donors shows that many who gave in the 2008 primary have yet to pony up for a GOP candidate. Why the wait?
Florida’s Falics have provided half of Bibi’s donations
As race heads to New Hampshire, who could still make some noise?
The Jewish state’s strongest supporters (and leader) don’t want it politicized
Plus hip prayer shawls, McCain calls for Pollard’s release, and more
Kyl’s retirement would have meant an opening for Giffords
Rating the candidates’ chances
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.