Adam Chandler was previously a staff writer at Tablet. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic, Slate, Esquire, New York, and elsewhere. He tweets @allmychandler.
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VIDEO: Watch Yair Lapid Get Beat Down

It’s a good thing the Finance Minister’s boxing days are over

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Obama’s Jewish Opponent on Surveillance

Senator Ron Wyden from Oregon leads the charge against government spying

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The Emerging Culture of Surveillance

Should we care that the government is spying on us?

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U.S. to Hand Egypt $1B With No Strings Attached

The State Department previously sought guarantees on human rights

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MVP Ryan Braun Faces Strike Two for Steroids

With reports of a coming suspension, the Hebrewer maintains his innocence

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Anti-Semitic Elmo Is Back, Extorting Girl Scouts

Dan Sandler is racking up quite a record

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German Loses Its Longest Word

And the precious debate over Hebrew’s longest word

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Kafka and the Mess of Peace Negotiations

Nothing’s changed, nothing looks to change

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What We’ve Learned from the St. Louis

Talking to survivors and thinking about Israel’s recent immigration decision

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Remembering Frank Lautenberg (1924-2013)

The five-term Senator and World War II vet was 89

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Sundown: Shteyngart on Shteyngart

Plus a New Jersey Nazi and the furor about the Stephen Hawking furor

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The Etymology of the Knaidel

Spelling out yesterday’s winning spelling bee word

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The Zombie Plan for Middle East Peace

The logical extreme of just about everything in the world

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Daybreak: K-N-A-I-D-E-L

Plus unemployment in Europe and Hamas vs. Hezbollah

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Benny Goodman’s Big Day

Celebrating the King of Swing

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Officials Deny Assad Received Russian Missiles

Others speculate on what might happen if the powerful weapons arrive

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Dreyfus Letter Sells for Nearly $500K

Nearly 120 years, later the Dreyfus Affair still captivates

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Daybreak: Russian Missiles Arrive in Syria

Plus author Alice Walker’s upcoming gig at the 92Y rankles many

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Sundown: Drone Takes a Top Taliban Leader

Plus a Norwegian paper publishes a horrendous cartoon

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U.S. Condemns Hezbollah on Syria

Argentina chimes in about AMIA bombing

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Adam Levine Continues to Ruin Everything

America has every right to be mad at the Maroon 5 lead singer

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Report: High Economic Post to Go to a Jew

We’re picking up on a trend here

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Amazon’s ‘Jewish Baby Bibs’

Has e-commerce reached its apogee?

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Daybreak: World’s Oldest Torah Found in Italy

Plus an elucidating new report on the West Bank

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Sundown: Germany to Give $1B for Survivors

Plus Syrian spillover in Lebanon intensifies

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Pot Calls Kettle “Hitler”

A JCPenney billboard is bringing out the worst in all of us

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Now Trending: Israeli Men in High Heels

An ultra-Orthodox newspaper serves up a Photoshop fail

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Syria War Widens With Hezbollah Announcement

A round-up of what you might have missed over Memorial Day

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Daybreak: Hezbollah Says ‘Game On’ in Syria

Plus the (slightly) shared origins of the ADL and KKK

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Sundown: China Urges North Korea to the Table

Plus Israeli electric car manufacturer runs of gas money?