They Dig Us

Arab regimes are restoring abandoned Jewish historical sites, a subtle acknowledgement of where power now resides in the Middle East

Precedent

What the pending International Court of Justice decision on Kosovo’s independence will mean for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Intellectual Jihad

‘Terror and Liberalism’ author Paul Berman on the State Department decision to allow Muslim intellectual Tariq Ramadan to visit the U.S.

Nuke and Dagger

A brief history of spies, plots, and mysterious deaths surrounding Iran’s nuclear program

Sex, Lies, and Audiotape

A collection of our stories on the scandal surrounding Rabbi Leib Tropper

A Haitian Tale

Raymond Joseph, Haiti’s ambassador to the United States, started out as a newspaperman

My Grandmother Loves Hezbollah

She loves peace, but she also loves the pride and dignity the Iran-backed group and its leader, Hassan Nasrallah, claim to provide

Drop Dead, Jimmy Carter

The emailed rant that’s been making the forwarded-by-relatives rounds

Among Friends

Leib Tropper spent his way into the rabbinic elite—and, even after his fall, those other rabbis are unwilling to condemn him

Cold Desert Nights

Is the Obama administration putting the U.S.-Saudi relationship on ice?

Prodigal Son

A look at Guma Aguiar, who with his uncle bankrolled a New York rabbi trying to control the standards for conversion to Judaism

Converted

When Shannon Orand asked Rabbi Leib Tropper to help her study to become a Jew, he asked for sexual favors in return, she says

Tale of the Tapes

Orand’s dirty phone calls with the man she says is Tropper

Con Game

How a New York rabbi tried to remake the rules on converting to Judaism, until a sex tape—and a family feud between his wealthy backers—brought him down

Rip Van Sharon

Considering the former prime minister, after he’s spent four years in a coma

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