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?
The most fun you’ll ever have without laughing
Plus Ronan Farrow gets his own MSNBC show, and more in the news
The filmmaker drops some knowledge in an interview with Channel 2 Israel
Do the Woody Allen-family paternity revelations signal the end of the nebbishy übermensch?
Plus Israel asks U.N. to recognize Yom Kippur, and more in the news
Noah Baumbach’s new Frances Ha shows the fate of a generation enamored of the nebbishy narcissist
Celebrating the King of Swing
The Israeli clarinetist continues to turn heads
A photographer sets up film stills at their original locations
A thorough new biography chronicles the rise and fall of the big, Jewish self-destructive funnyman
The actor/writer/director talks to Jewcy about anxiety and Hebrew School
This might be the worst 45 minutes of your life
Printable Larry David and Woody Allen flu masks
David Krakauer links the mediums
Remembering a brilliant, generous friend
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.