One Middle Eastern nation does indeed pay to influence U.S. foreign policy. Hint: It’s not Israel.
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
What role does America play in Jewish life, and by extension what kind of Jewish literature can be created here?
New novel ‘The Betrayers’ boldly places at its center the most famous refusenik and all he represents for Soviet Jewry
In an excerpt from a new biography, the great showman asks, ‘What does music mean?’
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?
Topped the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s list of 50 most generous Americans
Introducing the Schusterman Philanthropic Network’s new funding initiative
The philanthropist’s sale of his extensive personal Judaica keeps Jewish culture in the limelight
Don’t just ask for donations at your bar or bat mitzvah. Do some homework and find a cause with meaning.
Which Jewish billionaires are the most philanthropic?
Five of top six U.S. philanthropists are Jews
Forgoing the usual bar and bat mitzvah swag, some teens are asking guests to contribute to charity
Plus the politics of Israeli daylight savings time, and more
The limits of a cross-denominational partnership aimed at helping Jewish educators
Includes Bloomberg and Soros; does not include Adelson
Philanthropist likes Birthright as bulwark against intermarriage
This day in infamous Jewish history
Plus another scary move by Iran, Federation fundraising, and more
Few women in top posts, significant pay gaps
Plus a somber anniversary, a big giver, and more in the news
The dynamic conductor and genius behind ‘West Side Story’ also wrote classical works. Allen Shawn explores what they reveal.
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.