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?
U.S. ambassador to Syria blames Russia, Iran for enabling slaughter
Plus, Ford on Syria, Kat Power cancels Israel concert, and more in the news
Plus Arab League proposes Syrian regime change, and more in the news
Plus the crisis moves toward Syria, and more in the news
Vetoed U.N. sanctions still betray which way the wind is blowing
Plus Congress halts some aid to Palestinians, and more in the news
Neoconservatives about-face on U.S. envoy to Syria
Plus ‘Islamic liberalism,’ Perry fisked, and more
Plus Israel clears out embassy in Jordan, and more in the news
Envoy angrily rebuts lie that most Syrian protesters are ‘terrorists’
Plus Kletzky dad sues confessed killer, and more
Yet Turkey, the U.S., and others still seem to hope Assad will come around
In face of horrors and condemnations, engagement still continues
The recent massacres in Oslo, Norway, and Hama, Syria, were both carried out by heartless sociopaths. Why does one of them—Syria’s Bashar al-Assad—continue to enjoy diplomatic relations with Washington?
Obama condemns assault on civilians, again stops short of demanding ouster
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.