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?
Plus sanctions cause India to stop buying Iranian oil, and more in the news
The White House has put the squeeze on Iran with a serious sanctions regime in the past few months. But for Israel, it may be too little, too late.
U.S. and Israeli officials disagree over timeline, responses
The Israeli leadership is at war with itself over Iran: In one corner, Bibi Netanyahu and Ehud Barak. In the other, former Mossad chief Meir Dagan.
Plus new inspections and new sanctions, and more in the news
How do you say ‘unacceptable nuclear red line’ in Mandarin?
Hope is that economic fears will prompt support for sanctions
Plus Fayyad for prez?, Zuckerberg gets hacked, and more
What the West and Israel are planning for Iran
Plus U.S. electioneering on Israel, and more in the news
Hersh makes the case in ‘The New Yorker’
Plus Obama at AIPAC, Obama vs. Iran, and more
Plus Obama’s new ambassador, and more in the news
Cutting through the last week’s thicket of rhetoric
Plus Madoff suicide, Iran concerns, 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.