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?
Palestinian and Israeli inmates take cover alongside guards when sirens blare
Israeli author Amos Oz’s provocative public statement has a logical flaw
Shin Bet reportedly arrested three men in connection with the ‘advanced’ plan
Wael Abu Reda, last seen in Egypt, being held for ‘security crimes’
Zero Dark Thirty and the Israeli documentary The Gatekeepers are up for Academy Awards. Only one should win.
Plus, the Shin Bet arrests two in infamous lynching case from 2000
Plus Romney joins call for moment of silence at the Olympics
They may smell imminent attack; they may also smell imminent elecitons
Israel has kept Rabin’s assassin Yigal Amir in solitary confinement for more than 15 years while allowing him to father a child. In the context of exceptionally pro-natalist fertility policies, this seeming paradox makes sense.
Former Mossad chief is Netanyahu’s new unofficial domestic opponent
This week in Israel: Goldstone concedes a mistake, social workers end their strike, doctors start one, a Palestinian engineer is accused of terror, the state warns against Egyptian vacations, and more
And Spain isn’t laughing
Spy games, evading the next Holocaust, and more
Spy vs. spy intrigue between the CIA and Israel, centered around the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv
And he now has choice words for daddy’s group
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.