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.
New York State starves schools of money. In East Ramapo, Orthodox Jews—and special-needs children—get the blame.
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 country singer—and a founding father of American Christian Zionism—died 11 years ago this week
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?
There is no single unifying cuisine, but Jewish food from Central and South America is coming into its own
If they’re of Arab descent, ‘Forward’ says
London writer says ultra-Orthodox groups have state OK to keep Jews, Arabs apart
Yom Kippur without God, a Catholic call-out, and Dylan disappoints
Iran threatens, Barak is sued, Madoff victims stew, and more in the news
Palestinians more impoverished; ultra-Orthodox more hungry
But meetings have resulted in little apparent progress
A translation of Mahmoud Darwish’s journals offers an introduction to the Palestinian poet’s work
Because it’s a loss in the ‘Legitimacy War,’ Princeton prof argues
Obama says one thing, Peres says another, and more in the news
With concert in Israel this week, after recovering from food poisoning
Through Arab media, blogosphere
Obama plans a photo op, Russian inmates get sanctuary, and more in the news
Mitchell’s dreams, HRW’s scandal, and more in the news
Imagining Mamet, roaming charges, and the band that played on
A violent clash, a deportation, and more from 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.