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 Boston bombing suspect getting donations, setbacks in Syria, and more
Plus Avigdor Lieberman will not resign…yet
Plus Obama’s bold cyberwar campaign, and more in the news
Susan Rice stands up for the United Nations
Civil war is next as regional actors jockey for position
Vetoed U.N. sanctions still betray which way the wind is blowing
Plus Galliano convicted, tent protests tested, and more in the news
And continued speculation on why Goldstone changed his mind
Plus U.N. posturing, Lebanese blaming, and more in the news
In other news, someone should be fired for diplomatic malpractice
Plus go hug an Armenian! and more
But has nothing to say about Netanyahu
No peace talks, Ahmadinejad’s old song, and more in the news
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.