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?
Die Hard, Scrooged, Trading Places, and more
Used his phone to film his kids’ band playing a concert in NYC
Beloved celebrity couple Yehuda Levi and Ninet Tayeb split after eight years
Plus rent Spielberg’s house, Joan Rivers wants Bristol Palin’s life, and more
European cineastes clash with American ironists and shlock-meisters at the film-world’s biggest hoedown
My family Kiddush became the haunting opening for Schindler’s List, and was sampled by the hip-hop collective
Plus feminist protests in Europe turns some heads
America’s greatest Jewish director was haunted by the Nazi horror—too much to address it directly in film
And Steven Spielberg has dropped out of one of them
Plus locusts descend upon Egypt
What if Lincoln, Life of Pi, and other Academy Award-nominated films got sequels starring Jewish characters?
The Golden Globes and Oscars reward Lincoln and Django. Are slavery movies the new Holocaust flicks?
Plus Massachusetts rabbi considering Senate run
Spielberg’s timely new Civil War biopic portrays a man leading his people to the gates of the Promised Land
The Brooklyn-born Jewish actor turns 65
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.