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?
If Israel won’t stop settlement construction
Plus Iran, Russia, Lebanon, and more in the news
Says Iran, plus a new charge against Israel and more in the news
And Fatah says government will fall if report isn’t approved
Molestation arrests up in Brooklyn, mock court puts Abbas in slammer, Maurice Sendak, and more
According to memo obtained by AP
Happy Columbus Day! Plus, Abbas flipped, the Coens dissed, and Potok staged
Charges Erekat, dimming hopes for peace deal
A stymied traveler, disputed history, and more in the news
A shul to close, a school to open, and more in the news
But what does he mean by a contiguous Palestinian state?
Maybe, says Abbas. Now, says Obama.
Obama says one thing, Peres says another, and more in the news
As Obama sits down with Netanyahu and Abbas, a brief history of the trilateral summit
No peace talks, Ahmadinejad’s old song, 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.