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?
Andrew Madoff’s death comes four years after older brother’s suicide
Paul Konigsberg faces up to 20 years in prison
More than $40 billion in claims sought as government widens investigation
New York federal jury convicts Ponzi schemer’s former aides on all charges
‘I’ve made more money for Jewish people and charities than I’ve lost,’ he says
The 75-year-old convicted Ponzi schemer temporarily hospitalized last month
Plus Obama returns Ponzi-ist’s money, and more
Like Moses, who staked his place in history to defend his people after the Golden Calf debacle, Madoff, too, realized that the true value of money isn’t always what it seems
Elder son’s fate is not entirely unlike his father’s
To the neurotic urban parent, Sukkot might as well be called Booths of Death
Plus new U.N. sanctions, R.I.P. Zinn, and more in the news
Plus Polanski’s request, another Ponzi scheme, and more in the news
Plus Ponzi fatigue, mother tongues, and a strange souvenir
Another scam, Ahmadinejad in line, and a settler speaks
Inducted into new con artist hall of fame
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.