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?
P.M. nixes unilateral independence and bi-national state
Plus mathematician rejects prize money, and more
Plus Kagan discusses Chinese food, and more in the news
Inside Israel’s insane coalition politics
Plus Yuri wants a rematch, and more
Plus Alan ♥ Salam, and more in the news
Are they all Palestinians now?
Salam Fayyad tries to build a state
The Palestinians wait; Syria could be Israel’s shortcut
Plus informal U.S.-Hamas talks, Palestine next year, and more in the news
The ‘proximity talks,’ and what happens if they fail
Plus carping over gefilte fish, and more bad puns
The speeches at Herzliya, protecting the kids from Judaism, and more
And how possible Palestinian self-sovereignty could prompt progress
Plus Hamas in a huff and more in the news
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.