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?
Turkish navy intercepts Norwegian exploration vessel near Cyprus
As new fields come online, Israel is beefing up its naval assets to fend off threats from Turkey, Lebanon, and Russia
Plus where talks could go and oil can’t, and more in the news
Gaza leadership gains power in Hamas, and more in the news
Plus Hezbollah in hot water, and more in the news
Plus sanctions cause India to stop buying Iranian oil, and more in the news
Better know a new Israeli ally
Half of Venezuela’s Jewish community fled under Hugo Chávez, who died this week. Will the other half follow?
Plus Israel watches Sinai, turmoil in Jordan, and more in the news
A well-oiled selection of Hanukkah fare—from a new twist on latkes to salads and savory ‘gelt’
Plus Israel takes a breather on Iran, and more
Plus federations worried about aging donor base, and more in the news
Seen as provocation against Israel
Everything you ever wanted to know about the Festival of Lights
Striking it rich, preparing for battle, and objecting to an award for Mary Robinson
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.