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?
Plus Sacha Baron Cohen’s Yom Kippur service, and more in the news
Plus, Egypt admits it ignored Israel’s warning
Plus Sacha Baron Cohen flip flops on Shimon Peres
Plus among the Hasidim undercover and in drag, and more
In his Arab-despot farce, Sacha Baron Cohen tries too hard to get under the skin of Arabs, Jews, and Americans
Plus former Mossad head criticizes Romney, and more
Plus Israeli talks, Israeli Apartheid Week, and more
Sacha Baron Cohen has been warned not to commit any stunts at the Oscars. But why should he listen? It’s not as if he’ll ever win one.
Plus an uprising in Jordan, an argument in D.C., and more
You can bet on it (literally)
In other news, there is no Santa Claus
Plus Jesus and ‘The Simpsons,’ and more
Wants $110M because of scene in ‘Brüno’
Borat and Bart, the internet as shtetl, and last Afghani Jew wants a break
For signing on to Tel Aviv protest without due diligence
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.