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?
Future plans for the controversial Lower Manhattan site not yet known
The 83-year-old building to become a hotel and shops, plus a new synagogue
Agenda: Tovah Feldshuh gets old, New York City dines out for farmers, the Klezmatics play Prague, and more
Plus Park51 opens, and more in the news
The Egyptian-born anti-Islamic activist Nonie Darwish, whose life story and outspoken views on Israel and the Arab world make her someone Jews should support, was unfairly tarred in Tablet
Despite the complicated history of Jewish defectors, the Jewish right has embraced Muslim apostates like Nonie Darwish, an Egyptian-born Christian convert who voices anti-Islamic rhetoric
Plus a Jewish baseball milestone, Larry King’s bagelry, and more
Chris Hondros, of Getty Images, was killed in Libya yesterday
Pro-Israel Congresswoman Shelley Berkley, Democrat from Las Vegas, rides a hot streak
Post-Jewish lit, very Jewish lit, and more
A deaf Muslim atheist responds defiantly to the debate over the ‘Ground Zero mosque’
Plus unrest in East J’lem, and more
Plus Peres and Barak paint the town red, and more
Plus your definitive Jewish Silly Bandz comparison, and more
Plus Israel and Russia ink historic deal, 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.