Why Cordoba?

The Ground Zero Islamic center was named for a period in Spanish-Muslim history that some call a golden age of tolerance

Leap of Faith

The neo-Nazi-hunter who solved the D.B. Cooper hijacking case


The Israel Museum’s impressive $100 million renovation awkwardly attempts to redefine the Jewish world

Cinders of Lebanon

The United States abandoned Beirut, and Israel takes the blame

Away for the Holidays

A crossword puzzle for the month of Elul

Among the Believers

A new look at the origins of Islam describes a tolerant world that may not have existed

The Guns of August

Is U.S. military aid to Lebanon being used against Israel?

Law Practice: Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, Jewish Law, and the Principle of Binding Precedent

Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, Jewish law, and the principle of binding precedent

A History of Violence

It wasn’t just a case of bullying when a 16-year-old Jewish boy was beaten up in a small German town where hate runs deep

Of the People

Israeli democracy is strengthening, not weakening—and that might be the problem

Playing With Fire

When the comments on the blogs of Stephen Walt, Andrew Sullivan, Philip Weiss, and Glenn Greenwald turn ugly, who should be held accountable? Plus: A Jew-baiter’s lexicon.

Making History

Israeli President Shimon Peres reflects on his mentor, his peace partner, and whether the State of Israel will survive

Plank Goodness

A visit to the new Coney Island sparks memories of the boardwalks of yore

Homeland Insecurity

Young Jewish anti-Zionists struggle to find community

Full House

Michael Mizrachi and his three brothers are observant Jews and champion poker players

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