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?
Stream of incidents in East Jerusalem, West Bank over the weekend
Probably not; but this Fatah-Hamas deal is more interesting than the last one
Plus Bibi in the States, Iran talk for real, and more in the news
Hamas leader has broader ambitions
New Middle East makes Amman a new center of gravity
Plus Hanukkah in Omaha, and more
Why Ankara might be the next stop for Abbas and Meshal
Meet the new problems, same as the old problems
Plus tightening of vise around Iran and Syria, and more
Suggested PM watch ‘Palestinian Chicken’ episode with Abbas
The logic behind the new Fatah-Hamas unity
Plus Madoff suicide revelation, Egypt’s new F-16, and more in the news
Avigdor Lieberman wants his boss’ job
Plus, the new Security Council, Erdogan backlash, and more in the news
Palestinian prime minister admits time is far from ripe for more talks
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.