A 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.
New York State starves schools of money. In East Ramapo, Orthodox Jews—and special-needs children—get the blame.
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 country singer—and a founding father of American Christian Zionism—died 11 years ago this week
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?
There is no single unifying cuisine, but Jewish food from Central and South America is coming into its own
Turks credit ‘wise man’ Peres
Plus, Iran blames the U.S. for killing physicist, and more in the news
Deputy FM Ayalon, at center of storm, already said sorry
What a diplomatic to-do means for Israel and the U.S.
Multibillion-dollar arms deal thrown into mix
Plus Moldovan anti-Semitism, a Hanukkah world record, and more
Plus a school war in N.Y., and more in the news
Except there’s no agreement on preconditions, or on potential mediator
Plus a rabbi’s odd crime, Ivanka’s wedding tchotchkes, and more
Portrayal in soap opera set during Gaza War comes as bilateral relationship struggles
‘Wash. Post’ on likelihood of peace talks, plus fundraisers, Wasserstein, and more in the news
Israel tries to stay friends, plus women and the law, and more in the news
After long decline, Ladino in Turkey enjoys a modest revival
Turkey wants in, Lieberman picks a fight, and more
Strange places for atheists, the plight of prisoners, and baseball takes a stand
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.