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?
Looking back on this week and looking nervously forward
Plus Tel Aviv bomb shelters opened, 16,000 reservists called up, and more
Bloomberg issues statement on Operation Pillar of Defense
Reports that Rishon Letzion, Jaffa have been hit by Hamas rockets
Sabich, the ultimate Israeli street food, has made a legend out of quirky store-owner Oved Daniel
A letter from Tel Aviv on the impact of Obama re-election
At NOLA bakery, Israelis sample pecan pie and buttermilk biscuits—with a side order of American culture
Tel Aviv’s fashion week is torn in two, but politicization has been stitched into the country’s fabric since 1949
I’ve taught my children to love Israel. This summer, I tried to start a more complicated conversation.
The ‘Homeland’ star flirts with Tel Aviv
Tel-Aviv-based band Men of North Country has become a neo-Mod sensation in London
Judaism’s wheel has many spokes
Israel’s main library remains underfunded and short on staff, even as neighboring cultural institutions thrive
Half-Jewish rocker to make an extended first stay
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.