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?
Playwright Joshua Sobol brings the composer to life on the Vienna stage but can’t bring him home to Tel Aviv
Artists, writers, Ben-Gurion’s grandson read from Declaration
IDF sappers defused what’s believed to be an Italian bomb
After a decade in Tel Aviv, European-trained baker Uri Scheft brings his Breads to Manhattan
Why Ruth Calderon, a Talmud scholar and rookie politician, has a shot at breaking the Orthodox monopoly on Judaism
According to a study, the city is seven behind NYC, 88 spots ahead of Tehran
A viral Facebook video saves an Israeli driver’s day
Known for its opulence, Google does its Tel Aviv employees a solid
Rain and snow have pelted the country, causing lots of damage
Plus Richard Ben Cramer dies at 62
An effort to revive the symbolic Israeli ship
Israelis are pessimistic, Iranians were involved
21 injured in attack; Fatah’s West Bank al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade claims responsibility
Describing the indescribable
Progress made on ceasefire, but distance remains
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.