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?
Three decades, two very different trunks
Videos that’ll make you want to crawl under your kippah
Musical selections to put you in the mood for atonement
‘Esther’ looked like a rebbetzin at last night’s VMAs
Exodus to cable, kosher ovens, and a bar becomes a mitzvah
Milk, more Madonna, charity, and the lack thereof
And into Israel, seeing sights, meeting with pols, and bugging a kabbalah macher.
Olmert under fire, Arkansas pride, and more in the news
For anti-discrimination comments
Organ harvesting, Lady Gaga, and an Orthodox woman cop
Has zeal of the sort-of converted
Madonna the columnist, the Coen Bros., and more
Sarah Palin as a 21st-century Esther
Jewelry choice sparks new conversion rumors
Creative hate crimes, Madonna goes wailing, and Ben Stiller as secret weapon
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.