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?
The State Department previously sought guarantees on human rights
Deleted tweets, charges of propaganda, and other high-level intrigue
A round-up of fake news we wish were true and true news we wish were fake
This week: The Egyptian president counters claims of anti-Semitism…with more anti-Semitism
A political round up from Germany and Egypt
Zionism and the coming age of isolation
Israeli television claims Ethiopian women were forced to take contraceptive shots
Plus RIP Birger Stromsheim, Morsi’s new power grab
Plus Adelson will continue to give and Kadima is depleted
Plus Ed Koch admitted to the hospital; expected to be out by 88th birthday
Ceasefire looming? Egypt’s role, Iron Dome, Tel Aviv, and more
Is there a new front opening in the battle?
Plus Macedonia holds its first-ever Limmud conference
Plus President Obama clarifies U.S. relationship with Egypt: “not an ally”
Plus a top Iranian scientist may be resuming nuclear weapons research
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.