Marc Tracy is a staff writer at The New Republic, and was previously a staff writer at Tablet. He tweets @marcatracy.
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Daybreak: Iran Lashes Out Like Wounded Dog

Plus Syria transition plan shockingly fails, and more in the news

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How Birthright Changed Us

A trip to Israel connected participants to our Jewishness. But it didn’t make us more politically engaged.

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The Longest Days I’ve Ever Had

Birthright made insane demands on our time, but showed us how to make the most of a day

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The Roll Must Go On

Our journey is done, which means it’s time to reflect on the unbelievable past 11 days

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The Birthright Trip Is Going to … the Beach!

With a heat wave preventing a hike, we go for a swim in Caesarea

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Truth-Telling at Rabin’s Grave

An Israeli who prayed for the late prime minister’s demise bravely comes clean at his tomb

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Seventy-Two Hours in Jerusalem

Shabbat in the shadow of the Knesset prompts political reflection

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Do Bar Mitzvahs Happen on Every Birthright Trip?

Our tour educator explains why he performs bar mitzvahs during the 10-day experience.

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Why the Jews Aren’t in Uganda

Israel as our homeland because our ancestors were here. No religion required.

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Israel Without Israelis

Three days in, and we have yet to really meet the locals

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A Strenuous Morning Hike

In the shadow of Ben-Gurion’s tomb

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Why We Are Here (Why Are We Here?)

After one day of Birthright Israel, hashing out why all expenses are paid

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The Gatekeepers

Talking our way into Israel

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Tablet Prepares for Takeoff

Our Birthright Israel trip begins today. Here’s what we’ve got planned for our time on the bus.

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Natural Noses on Pretty Faces

The week that was in Tablet and on The Scroll

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Sundown: Pride in the Tel Aviv Streets

Plus Nixon on the Jews, and more

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You’ve Met The Scroll, Now Here’s The Roll

Read our blog from our Birthright trip (and also keep reading this blog)

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King Joffrey Is Such a Marnie

Comment of the Week features an HBO mash-up

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Iran Cyberwar Leaks Prompt Political Brawl

Conservatives, Senate accuse White House; White House accuses NYT

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Daybreak: Syrian Regime Truly Beyond Hope

Plus the Etan Patz confession, and more in the news

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Sundown: A Shul Grows in Lebanon

Plus U.S. slams Israel over settlement announcement, and more

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Netanyahu, Man in Full

Bibi gets the ‘Vanity Fair’ treatment, and Israel captured by Platon

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NYC Official Condemns Bris-Related Ritual

‘Metzitzah b’peh,’ involving oral suction, can spread fatal herpes

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Fighting Bulls, Fighting Poverty

Earl Shorris is this week’s Shivah Star

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BREAKING: Neo-Nazis Are Horrible Thugs

Greek Golden Dawn spokesman slugs Communist politician on live TV

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Bibi’s Uneasy Settlement Balancing Act

Supports court decision but pledges hundreds of new homes elsewhere

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Daybreak: U.S. Continues to Reassure Israel

Plus another Syrian massacre, and more in the news

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Sundown: On Iran, Time Is on Our Side

Plus Jews in Spain!, Peres for Pollard, and more

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Korol Pays Tribute to Her Refusenik Mamele

Tablet contributing artist opens show in Manhattan

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German President Not Pro-Israel Enough?

An interesting look at Germany’s dealings with the Jewish state

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