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?
The prospects for a Palestinian state have rarely been more grim
Plus Gates pushes for sanctions instead of bombing, and more in the news
The foiled Yemeni bomb plot shows why anti-Semitism isn’t only about Jews
The Palestinian ambassador to Washington sees a role for the American Jewish community in creating a Palestinian state
Plus A’jad praises, meets with Hezbollah, and more in the news
Israel’s controversial new oath of allegiance reflects the reality of sectarian politics in the Middle East
Israel beats its enemies on the battlefield, but it loses the more important fight, for PR supremacy, to savvier operators like Hezbollah
Plus Ike Davis’ amazin’ lineage, and more
With freeze over and talks alive, PM gets the win
Plus Obama and A’jad joust
Plus a murky West Bank killing, and more in the news
Yep, there’s even an app for that
Plus this politicized flight tonight, and more in the news
Salam Fayyad, the West’s favorite Palestinian
Fayyad’s police, playing on Kol Nidre, and more
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.