Listen Up

A deaf Muslim atheist responds defiantly to the debate over the ‘Ground Zero mosque’

Most Favored Nations

For Jews and for Americans, what does it mean to be a chosen people?

Back in the USSR

Gal Beckerman recalls the Struggle for Soviet Jewry, which reinvigorated a tradition of Jewish political engagement

Wrong Move

The key to a lasting peace, argues Israeli Nobel Prize winner Robert Aumann, is not to insist on ‘peace now’

Chosen

Working on a book about the United States and Israel, we learned to stop worrying and love the idea of divine election

Undersold

Courtroom troubles and money woes plague Cairo’s last Jews

Anti-Anti-Semitism

World Without Nazism is a Kremlin-flavored Anti-Defamation League for the post-Soviet realm—but is it good for Jews?

Premiership

A new book gives an insider’s assessment of four Israeli prime ministers—and Menachem Begin the voice he never had

Promises to Keep

Jonathan Schneer’s history of the Balfour Declaration frames a still-unfolding struggle

High Holiday Crossword

A crossword puzzle for the month of Tishrei

Lost in Translation

A Ramallah man struggles to find a reading public for Maimonides

Self-Made Golem

Simon Wiesenthal, painted in a new biography as a fame-seeking myth-maker, is also the man who insisted that the world face up to the Holocaust

The Arab Lobby

A new book explores the ‘petrodiplomatic complex’ and Saudi influence on U.S. foreign policy

First Blood

Was Meir Kahane’s murder al-Qaida’s earliest attack on U.S. soil?

Last Resort

A scuttled development on Israel’s Palmahim beach marks a victory for environmental groups

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