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?
Plus Assad talks tough and a Jewish Holocaust avenger tells his story
Plus, the Golan, Scott Feldman, and more
What some of the smart folks are saying
Plus mortars rock the Damascus airport
Plus Houston bomb threats, Haim, and Marc Meron
Plus a New York socialite gets sentenced and John Malkovich arrives in Israel
Plus calls for greater involvement in Syria gather steam
Plus historic synagogue in Damascus is looted and burned to the ground
Plus Barbara Walters is retiring
Meanwhile, chaos in Syria takes a major Assad ally
Plus Syrian rebels capture UN peacemakers in the Golan Heights
Plus Jack Lew gets confirmed as Treasury Secretary
Plus Syrian rebels treated in Israel and returned to Syria
Plus the Women of the Wall break through with largest service yet
Plus one of the stranger response to our BDS piece
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.