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?
Plus Russia resists harsh Syria resolution (again), and more
Plus U.S. joins Arab states to fund Syrian rebels, and more in the news
Plus is a Syria ceasefire in the offing? and more in the news
Plus Syria’s tragedy, ‘Neo’ is a Jew, and more in the news
Plus Kleztky’s killer goes insane route, and more in the news
The cost is staggering, the reward inarticulable
Plus Arafat’s succesor? and more
Appropriate songs for his Tel Aviv gig
Faced with upheaval across the Middle East, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called elections for September. But it’s unclear who might run to succeed him, if the aging leader really does step down.
And he now has choice words for daddy’s group
Plus Jews have their say on health-care reform, and more
Brittany Murphy’s widower is Jewish, Israel wants further reparations, and more
Speculation on a post-Abbas Palestinian Authority
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.