| Apr 4, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Meyer Lansky is one of the gravitational centers of Zachary Lazar's new novel, "I Pity the Poor Immigrant" (Little, Brown and Company: 256 pp., $25). Not so much the dapper, "Boardwalk Empire"-era gangster as Lansky in 1972 in Israel, seeking to retire...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Q: Our church has started a big building campaign, but I'm not sure I'm in favor of it. After all, the early Christians didn't have fancy buildings. They just met in their houses, from what I've heard. Am I wrong to feel this way?-- R.N.
A: The first...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 5:05 AM
WASHINGTON U.S. scholars' mounting boycotts of Israeli academic and cultural institutions are ironic indeed, for they contradict everything that higher education is supposed to stand for they are wholly ignorant and profoundly narrow-minded.
| Mar 28, 2014
| 10:55 AM
The University of Chicago and The Field Museum won’t have to turn over ancient Persian artifacts in their possession to help resolve a legal settlement owed to survivors of a terrorist attack, a federal judge has ruled.
In a long-running court...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 2:29 PM
Donald O. King, a former educator and founder of what is now the Valleybrook Country Club, died Saturday of pneumonia at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air. He was 88.
The son of Walter O. King, a mailman, and Esther Rose King, a homemaker,...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 2:30 AM
What is it about Western leaders from Neville Chamberlain to George W. Bush who want to find good in men of bad character?
Acting as if he were endowed by special insight bestowed upon no one else, President George W. Bush declared in 2001 that he had...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 10:12 AM
Monday's Pictures in the News begins in the nation's capital, where a family sleds down the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol. The Washington DC area was hit with 4-6 inches of snow on St. Patrick's Day, four-days before the official arrival of spring....
| Mar 17, 2014
| 7:38 AM
RAMALLAH, West Bank — Thousands of Palestinians rallied in West Bank cities on Monday in support of President Mahmoud Abbas, hours before his scheduled meeting at the White House with President Obama.
Palestinians carried pictures of the...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 11:13 AM
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Jordanian judge of Palestinian descent Monday at Allenby Bridge border crossing between the West Bank and Jordan, according to statements from the Israeli army and a Palestinian official.
| Mar 6, 2014
| 11:00 AM
In "Bethlehem," Israel's submission to the recent Academy Awards for the foreign language Oscar, first-time filmmaker Yuval Adler views entrenched political tensions through the template of a police procedural. Focusing on an Israeli intelligence agent...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 8:16 PM
When Alice Herz-Sommer played the piano at Theresienstadt her audience was enthralled.
As she approached the end of Chopin's difficult Revolutionary Etude, the piece's mounting musical turbulence exploded.
"Alice's hands slid furiously over the keys,...