Several rabbis cited the Jewish themes of repentance and second chances as reasons to champion the amendment, which will restore voting rights to nearly 1.5 million people
When Hamas sends young demonstrators towards a firing squad, that doesn’t mean Israel has to keep pulling the trigger
Two students, one of them Israeli, describe the brutal attack by an ex-student that killed at least 17, including Jewish student Jaime Guttenberg
The struggle against evil is a constant one. You won't root it out entirely, so why infringe on our holy Second Amendment in the process?
Two New York Jews adrift in Israel seek answers through Kafka, kabbalah and the Tel Aviv Hilton in Krauss's eagerly awaited new novel, 'Forest Dark.'
After Charlottesville, it's time to admit it: The dangers might be closer than we think
Judging from his comments, it seems unlikely that Trump or even the ‘experts’ he has surrounded himself with know or care much about the Sunni-Shi’ite divide he’s further stoking
What does it mean when Trump says he didn’t come to 'lecture?' It’s code for the fact that Trump, unlike Obama, won't try to cajole Saudi Arabia into moderating its human rights record and its oppressive domestic rule
'So I’m looking at two-state and one-state, and I like the one that both parties like,' Trump said, but finding a deal both sides like is exactly the problem.
Investigating nonexistent voter fraud. Lashing out and firing the attorney general. What will be the vestiges of Trump's presidency?
We knew this would be big. But no one, it seems, expected that the Women’s March would be quite this big.
Hearing the Gap salesgirl say 'Happy Holidays' instead of 'Merry Christmas' has become a symbol of everything that’s 'wrong' with America for some citizens, whose grievances are being stoked by the next president.
Trump supporters were either missed or they mislead pollsters, probably both – a pattern that mirrors the ambivalent yet ultimately loyal Likud supporters who consistently prevail in Israeli elections.
Some 130,000 votes stood in the way of a Clinton victory in Florida.
'Will they come to our house at night and take us away and make us leave America?' the author's six-year-old wants to know, as the swing state's votes hang ominously in the balance.
In the debates of my youth, the candidates were expected to speak effectively and eloquently on the issues. It was hard to imagine that one day, we would sink to the level of what we witnessed Wednesday night.
With these words, Trump was fishing for voters who still doubt that a woman can be president.
But former Gov. Gary Johnson surely knows all about Harambe, the dead gorilla who appears to be gnawing away at the number of protest votes he’ll get.
It will be hard to go back to seeing Istanbul the way I once did. Sadly, we are reaching an age in which few cities worth visiting will be untouched by terrorism.
Between killing 49 people inside a gay nightclub, Omar Mateen pledged loyalty to the Islamic State. But his actions follow those of another American from the same place of worship who took on such a murderous mission.
While Politicians Argue Terror vs. Gun Control, Orlando's Gay Community’s Sense of Safety Is Shattered
'No matter whether he pledged allegiance to ISIS or not, it’s a hate crime targeting our community,' says Alex Mena, whose birthday celebration on Saturday morphed into tragedy, a seminal moment that to the gay community would go down in history as a kind of 9/11.
With prose that resembles a soldier’s body – lean and muscular, understated but elegant beneath the fatigues – Matti Friedman writes a heartbreaking memoir - 'Pumpkinflowers' - about the fear and fallacies surrounding Israel's 'self-inflicted' war in the 1990s.
Imam Abdullah Antepli, a partner in the Muslim Leadership Initiative in Jerusalem, warns that the 'cancer' will spread.
When I was child, I was told a Jew could never be president. Regardless of the outcome of this presidential race, it's nice to see that America has changed.
While power-brokers still can’t agree on who should be invited, regional tensions and Assad's strengthening position leave few expectations that the talks can end the five-year conflict.
I was an expert at condensing my answers into 1,000-word articles or giving a snappy shpiel on what’s happening in Israel. Then I moved to America.
With his 'no Muslims' proposal Trump has alienated the entire Republican leadership, though it remains to be seen whether the party brass will be able to convince its base not to vote for him.
Paris attacks stir controversy over welcoming Syrian refugees in the U.S., with Republicans calling to block the influx of Muslims and Obama slamming that position as un-American.
What’s the Jewish-American take on the October 31 ‘Christian’ celebration beloved by U.S. children and candy makers? And when did things get so damned scary?
American politicians suggest I come to campus armed, but I never did in Kabul or Baghdad – so why start doing so in Florida?