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?
A starving school, an appetite for Israel, and the finer points of slaughter
N.Y. pols abandon J Street, a rough pageant, and a would-be Jewish state
Perennial prize-winners, fear of Christ, and Gibson’s luck
In New York City, the holiday huts come to you
But Natalie Portman shines in new film
And a quarter of them are Jews
No ‘Intifada’ in NYC, ugly Croatian soccer chants
A Manhattan couple repairs the world—five kids at a time
On a lifetime of being thought Jewish
Mayor seeks campaign workers. Yiddish preferred.
Madonna the columnist, the Coen Bros., and more
A military plan, Maccabiah, and more in the news
And explains new album to Boston website
Despite rain, Tel Aviv shore comes to New York, pleasing most
A look at Abraham Hochman, 19th-century Lower East Side clairvoyant
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.