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 Rivers crosses Palin and lives to tell about it, and more
Plus Giamatti wins Globe as Jew, and more
Plus Barak out of Labor, Palin unrepentant, and more in the news
Why she meant it, and why it’s the ADL’s turn to talk
Plus Shultz joins Team Pollard, and more in the news
Plus an Upper West Side bomb threat, and more in the news
Plus Assange accuser in the West Bank, and more
Will Israel be the field of the forthcoming GOP civil war?
Plus the settlers’ favorite former Alaska governor, and more
Why it’s his fault that Glenn Beck is free to be Glenn Beck
No one takes a run more seriously than the White House
Tea Party goes all philo-Semitic
Clear on developers’ rights, less on wisdom
Defeat for opponents
Snooki, Levi, and a lesson in Yiddish
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.