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?
Also applaud Fatah representative’s call for “full recognition of the Nakba”
Shut out for years, this week Bnei Menashe Jews moved to Israel. Why did the government change its policy?
Palestinian leader takes two steps forward on right of return, two steps back
Well, the game was in Florida but…you know.
Why American-born athletes Donald Sanford and Jillian Schwartz are competing for Israel’s team in London
A film of nude people playing in a gas chamber is but one piece aiming to shock at the Berlin Biennale art show
Plus, that kid Bieber did something, and more
Plus the Palestine Papers stir trouble, and more in the news
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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.