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?
The compelling, intimate look at the family glosses over one important detail
Should rabbis and other clerics engage in politics? Only, it seems, if they support liberal policies.
A bruising election keeps bruising
The casino mogul is out $70 million as Jewish voters re-elect Obama and Jewish GOP candidates lose
Republicans expand their control of the House of Representatives
In Pittsburgh, signs read “Obama… Oy Vey”
In Forest Hills, a heavily Jewish neighborhood, one Romney voter said ‘The polls aren’t telling the truth’
How the statistician has permanently changed the polling game
Plus a presidential zombie face-off, Peruvian shamans weigh in, and more
A Jewish Democratic couple faces a ruined Rockaways home and fears ‘disaster’ at disorganized polling sites
The Republican’s vision—based on choice and dignity, not dependence—is why Jews should support him
What drives the president—the chasm between the world as it is and ought to be—is what drives the Jewish people
Obama’s Jack Lew and Romney’s Tevi Troy Spar, Then Pray, In Cleveland
A poll shows that 85 percent of American-Israelis went for Romney. But some ask whether they should vote at all.
A child lashes out at Bronco Bamma and Mitt Romney
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.