Yair Rosenberg is a writer at Tablet and the editor of the English-language blog of the Israeli National Archives. Follow him on Twitter @Yair_Rosenberg.
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First He Ran the Obama Seder. Now Eric Lesser is Running for Office.

Former White House aide launches campaign for Massachusetts State Senate

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Hundreds of Copies of Anne Frank’s Diary Vandalized in Japan

Other Holocaust-related literature also reported damaged

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Megillas Lester: If Pixar Did The Purim Story

Watch the trailer for a new film that turns the Purim story on its head

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Watch Abe Foxman and the Maccabeats Sing “For the Longest Time”

Leaked footage offers a fitting send-off for Foxman’s five decades of service

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ADL Chief Abe Foxman to Step Down

The Holocaust survivor has led the advocacy organization for 27 years

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Why Not Let the Settlers Stay in Palestine?

It could create a viable Palestinian state. But will the parties go for it?

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Don’t Defund the American Studies Association

Opponents of the ASA’s wrongheaded boycott risk committing the same sins

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When an Israeli Ambassador Debated a British Historian on Israel’s Legitimacy—and Won

The Montreal face-off between Yaacov Herzog and Arnold Toynbee offers ways of discussing the Jewish state that still feel fresh

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Don’t Return the Iraqi Jewish Archive

Iraq wants the treasures of a Jewish community it persecuted to extinction

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‘Jew, France Is Not Yours’ Chant Anti-Government Demonstrators in Paris

Chilling video captures rising anti-Semitism in France

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Watch Israel’s Edgy New Anti-Discrimination Ad

The Ministry of Justice launches campaign to combat bigotry

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For College Students Who Keep Kosher, More Campuses Offer More Options

Kosher food is becoming an option at a growing number of schools, from Hillels to dining halls to restaurants

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Did Netanyahu Invent the Demand that Israel Be Recognized as a Jewish State?

The short answer is “no.” The long answer is also “no.”

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Michael Oren: If Peace Talks Fail, Israel Should Withdraw from West Bank

Netanyahu’s former ambassador to the U.S. moves to his left

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What’s on Bibi’s Bookshelf?

A Hebrew copy of the New Testament, among other things

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Avigdor Lieberman: Peacenik?

Hard-right Foreign Minister says Kerry’s peace deal is best Israel will get

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Your Shabbat Reading

Christmas, the Contraception Mandate, and Jewish Law

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Harvard and Yale Slam American Studies Association Over Israel Boycott

Lead growing chorus condemning the boycott

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Edgar Bronfman Dies at 84

The billionaire philanthropist built and bankrolled many Jewish causes

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Brandeis Withdraws from American Studies Association

Becomes second university to do so after ASA’s Israel boycott

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Romanian TV Airs Christmas Carol About Burning Jews

We’re pretty sure Jews didn’t write this one

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Landmark Study: Circumcision Doesn’t Reduce Sexual Pleasure

Will European health officials take note?

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Why Netanyahu Gave Pope Francis His Father’s History of the Spanish Inquisition

It might seem undiplomatic, but it was actually pretty clever.

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Iran’s Press TV: Israel Killed JFK

You’ll never guess who Iran’s state media thinks was behind the assassination

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Read the New International Agreement with Iran

An interim accord with Iran was just signed. Here’s what it says.

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To Save the Peace Process, Get Religion

The International Crisis Group makes some surprising recommendations

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