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?
The historical relationship—and the proximity to power it afforded—enabled wider acceptance of Jews in America
“Goddamn his Jewish soul!” Nixon says of trusted aide in final batch of tapes
The late lawyer’s critical role fighting the UN’s Zionism is Racism Resolution
The influential former secretary of state—courtier, careerist, proud American, conflicted Jew—turns 90
A look at Bob Dylan’s new album, which drops today
Plus Nixon on the Jews, and more
Romney adviser Fred Malek takes a stand
The successful movement to save Soviet Jewry offers some valuable lessons for Iranian Americans seeking democracy in the Islamic Republic
Plus, Iranian smuggling, Crowe’s cutting remarks, and more
Plus, the man in the white Charvet shirts, and more
Also, Mark Zuckerberg won this year
A new book gives an insider’s assessment of four Israeli prime ministers—and Menachem Begin the voice he never had
Foreign correspondent and story unto himself
Nixon and the bomb, women step up, and more in the news
We have a ‘death wish,’ apparently
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.