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
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Rabbi Shalom Cohen has likened Modern Orthodox Jews to Amalek
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600,000 people attended his funeral in Jerusalem yesterday. Here’s why.
The influential rabbi draws the country’s largest funeral crowd in history
The influential and divisive spiritual leader of Israel’s Sephardim leaves contradictory legacy
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By failing to name a street after the controversial philosopher, the city of Jerusalem proved he was right
Leaked email shows Kenneth Roth comparing mullahs to Shas
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Prestige hurt, but Turkish diplomacy is back
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Today’s rabbinic culture is closing the door to converts, and ignoring its own history in the process
Intel to hire shabbos goyim; a woman arrested at the Western Wall
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.