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.
New York State starves schools of money. In East Ramapo, Orthodox Jews—and special-needs children—get the blame.
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 country singer—and a founding father of American Christian Zionism—died 11 years ago this week
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?
There is no single unifying cuisine, but Jewish food from Central and South America is coming into its own
European cineastes clash with American ironists and shlock-meisters at the film-world’s biggest hoedown
Russian-born Julia Loktev’s haunting new The Loneliest Planet sends beautiful youth into the wilderness
The Possession, starring Matisyahu, fails to live up to the potential of Jewish horror films
Accused rapist, a Jew, decries ‘age-old witch hunt of a minority group’
Lindsay, Mel, and a Lesson in Yiddish
Plus Lebanon simmering, and more
Plus Woody speaks up for justice, and more in the news
Director issues first self-defense since arrest
A haftorah of enemies, real and imagined
Plus Polanski’s request, another Ponzi scheme, and more in the news
Plus Polanski’s way out, Egypt’s hated wall, and more in the news
Plus smoked meat in a pastrami town
Novelist-provocateur thinks religion, not rape, to blame for director’s woes
With silence from Switzerland, everyone else debates director’s arrest
Fagin’s dearest companions have been villains and thieves. This time Roman Polanski makes him a victim.
Oskar Groening, 93, was tried in Germany for helping operate Auschwitz
The ruthless Jewish gangster is all business on the Prohibition-era HBO show
But are U.S. drone attacks on Yemen, Pakistan, and Somalia any different?
Adam Greenberg, Chicago Cubs slugger injured in 2005, among honorees
Israeli band’s new album showcases distinctive mix of rock, klezmer, and funk
Senator’s parallel between region’s imperiled Christians and Jews draws ire
How much more evidence do we really need?
More proof that Israel is not becoming a theocracy
Their resolution itself is just as comically inept
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.