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 American-Israeli economist’s name has been floated for other gigs
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After his family’s recent media appearances, Bernie Madoff looms over Frank Langella’s turn as a disgraced financier in Broadway’s Man and Boy
Plus Britain bans vigilante war-crimes prosecutions, and more
Plus the region-shaking, U.S. politicking, Moussa, and more
As Israel’s premier national-security conference concludes, events in Egypt grow still more chaotic, and attendees depart mulling scenarios for the post-Mubarak era
Judith Miller, former Cairo reporter, discusses the key players
Mubarak is an autocrat, but he’s also a pro-Israel U.S. ally. As his regime teeters, Tablet turns to experts for perspectives on a rapidly shifting landscape. The latest: foreign policy expert Leslie H. Gelb.
Everything you need to know about the assassination of Hamas’s main weapons man
Today in the Dubai Murder Mystery
Avner, 15, won Jerusalem Bible Quiz
Auslander does death, Turkey’s rise, and more
The speeches at Herzliya, protecting the kids from Judaism, and more
Plus Hamas in a huff and more in the news
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.