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?
Clear goals and a ruthless enemy mean public opinion is with Israel—for now
A famous headline corrected, and a baseball legacy revisited
The historical relationship—and the proximity to power it afforded—enabled wider acceptance of Jews in America
The Bluths, returning this weekend for a fourth season, are the Jewish world’s archetypal family
At least…according to the Atlantic
Losing the only right answer
The JFNA General Assembly gets evacuated
Thomas Friedman, Elliott Abrams, Walter Russell Mead, and Aaron David Miller advise the next president
Ignoring cultural difference and overestimating politics has left us without a resolution. We can do better.
Quote of the Week: Astronaut Edition
But his subject is 1980s South Africa and Paul Simon
Friedman calls on prime minister to put his new coalition to work on peace
The first free presidential election in Egypt begins today. No matter the winner, liberal democracy has lost.
Thomas Friedman calls for Palestinian resistance along with a plan
Plus Homs pulverized, Adelson’s new agenda, and more in the news
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.