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?
Has unity coalition loosened Netanyahu?
It could be 1967; more ominously, it could be 1984
Israel’s new coalition echoes the unity government that came together on the eve of the Six Day War
Plus Obama forsakes sticks and stones against Syria, and more
Deal could lend electoral reform and even peace process momentum
Plus Israel’s northern border tense due to Syria, and more in the news
Plus Barak hits back at Iran dissenters, and more in the news
They may smell imminent attack; they may also smell imminent elecitons
Plus what the Syrian rebels should do next, and more in the news
Plus former Mossad head criticizes Romney, and more
And why Likud leader, Netanyahu, is likely to see gains in next elections
Plus new talks, Mofaz beats Livni, and more in the news
Plus is a Syria ceasefire in the offing? and more in the news
Plus Ashton compares Toulouse to Gaza, and more in the news
Kadima party leader says American Jews being put in a tough position
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.