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?
What the use of Yiddish phrases can tell us about contemporary American Jewry
I.J. joins I.B. with his own Facebook ‘Appreciation Society’
Happy Columbus Day! Plus, Abbas flipped, the Coens dissed, and Potok staged
Ad ran in Yiddish paper, candidate denies placing it
Online Yiddish, comedic justice, and evangelical fervor
Yinglish, anti-Israel Zionism, and a badge of dishonor
Mayor seeks campaign workers. Yiddish preferred.
A military plan, Maccabiah, and more in the news
‘And make an extra sale,’ 1950s brochure advises
A look at Abraham Hochman, 19th-century Lower East Side clairvoyant
You just got a little more Jewish
A new book examines the place of Sephardim in America
Sholem Aleichem’s newly-translated novel fails to rise to the heights reached by his stories
Molly Picon’s scrapbooks bring back memories
Responding to critics of my essay about Israel media coverage
Stylish Westchester preteens steal the show from Marc Jacobs
Convicted murderer and rapist also seeks $15,000 in punitive damages
YIVO director of education says the language is still very much alive
Oskar Groening, 93, was tried in Germany for helping operate Auschwitz
The ruthless Jewish gangster is all business on the Prohibition-era HBO show
But are U.S. drone attacks on Yemen, Pakistan, and Somalia any different?
Adam Greenberg, Chicago Cubs slugger injured in 2005, among honorees
Israeli band’s new album showcases distinctive mix of rock, klezmer, and funk
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.