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 Scuds across the border, street-name showdown, and more in the news
The Palestinians wait; Syria could be Israel’s shortcut
Plus nukes in Prague, sex in the West Bank, and more in the news
Plus wait ’til at least next year for Iranian nuke, and more in the news
Why pick on our friends but not our enemies?
Where we see coincidences in U.S. news coverage of the Middle East, locals see conspiracies—and sometimes they’re right
Plus intermarriage blessings, George Mitchell in full, and more in the news
Plus, understanding through translation, the war on lox, and more
Plus the China exemption, more power to Levin, and more in the news
Plus MoDo on the Saudis, directing indirect talks, and more in the news
Plus Dubai cause-of-death, Snooki’s glassy Purim, and more in the news
Plus A’jad in Damascus, Madoff by any other name, and more
Today in the Dubai Murder Mystery
Plus Senator Zuckerman, a very funny Tweet, and more
The big story, plus Damascus meeting, 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.