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 Rabbi Shmuley Boteach gets a huge Adelson boost
Ex-Chabad rabbi will seek Republican nomination for New Jersey district
Jesus vs. Grant vs. Shmuley
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach claims Jesus was a Jew who never meant to create a new religion. He tests his theory on Harvard scholar Noah Feldman.
Shmuley Boteach wants the government to extend blue laws and subsidize marriage counseling—and he’s running for Congress as a Republican
Plus high-tech Tel Aviv, Iranian threats, and more
Did you know his kids went on Birthright?
The year they finally included more women
A rabbi and an atheist walk into a room …
Chabad’s Krinsky is number one; and 49 more
Summertime retreats and marital defeats
Plus Merkel’s pledge, Labor’s pains, Boteach’s bid, and more
Plus ‘Joan Rosenberg a.k.a. Joan Rivers,’ and more
Plus Rabbi Shmuley stuck at Newark International, and more in the news
Plus Jews have their say on health-care reform, and more
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.