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?
Plus Iran dares Israel with enrichment, and more in the news
Plus Bibi warns he won’t negotiate with Hamas, and more
Meet the new problems, same as the old problems
Plus tightening of vise around Iran and Syria, and more
Plus Madoff suicide revelation, Egypt’s new F-16, and more in the news
Palestinian prime minister admits time is far from ripe for more talks
Plus Park51 opens, and more in the news
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Plus Grayson’s back, trouble in Moscow, and more
Plus long-range Iranian missiles, and more in the news
Plus the uncowardly Robert Ford, the Hasidic Sam Spade, and more
Plus officially no Palestinian unity, and more in the news
Plus, the most Jewish HBO series yet, and more
Plus, Bibi still rides by the J Street stop, and more
Speech, designed to help Israel with Europe, could hurt Obama at home
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.