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?
Journalist Jakob Augstein appears alongside Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on a top 10 list of the world’s worst bigots
The popularity of satirist Bassem Youssef may show that the government can’t stifle public debate
Saudi charities fund terrorists and their families—including Hamas’ late military chief Ahmed Jabari
A ceasefire may be imminent, but the fallout is just beginning. What’s next for Iran, Egypt, and the U.S.
Is there a new front opening in the battle?
The rise of the Muslim Brotherhood and the civil war in Syria are bringing violence to Israel’s borders
This season, the first ladies of the Levant go nuclear, bringing the drama even without Skinny Girl Margaritas
It’s time to admit that banning Mein Kampf while allowing anti-Islam cartoons is a double-standard
Protests against the monarchy—the biggest since the Arab Spring began—are bad news for Israel and the U.S.
For years, the Arabic press promoted the conspiracy that Jews fixed U.S. elections. That’s changing.
Islamists storm the U.S. embassy and Egypt’s last Jews have no rabbi. Shanah tova from the Muslim Brotherhood.
Israel fears a crisis in Egypt, but the U.S. remains calm. How did these allies come to see things so differently?
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and Saudi Arabia’s rulers bury their differences to fight the Shiite enemy
Conflict may foretell whether the new boss is still the old boss
The Muslim Brotherhood, which won the presidency Saturday, sees itself as a corrective to modern Egyptian life
Oskar Groening, 93, was tried in Germany for helping operate Auschwitz
The ruthless Jewish gangster is all business on the Prohibition-era HBO show
But are U.S. drone attacks on Yemen, Pakistan, and Somalia any different?
Adam Greenberg, Chicago Cubs slugger injured in 2005, among honorees
Israeli band’s new album showcases distinctive mix of rock, klezmer, and funk
Senator’s parallel between region’s imperiled Christians and Jews draws ire
How much more evidence do we really need?
More proof that Israel is not becoming a theocracy
Their resolution itself is just as comically inept
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.