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 Republican’s vision—based on choice and dignity, not dependence—is why Jews should support him
Plus philanthropist and former NFL team owner Art Modell dies at 87
Plus, the Shin Bet arrests two in infamous lynching case from 2000
The author of the The Crisis of Zionism strikes back at criticism of his controversial new book about Israel and American Jews
Plus, Alan Gross’ assignment, the recovery rabbi, and more in the news
Plus, harsher nuclear report, the frontlines in Syria, and more in the news
A look at the housing protests and the controversial issues emerging with them
Plus Bibi’s boy, to live and die in East Jerusalem, and more
Plus wait ’til at least next year for Iranian nuke, and more in the news
Statement directed at U.N. meeting in Copenhagen
Plus a school war in N.Y., and more in the news
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.