Two Years After Gilad Shalit’s Release, His Negotiator Looks Back—and Ahead

In his new book, ‘The Negotiator,’ Long Island-born Gershon Baskin says the prisoner swap that saved the soldier was worth it

How Bill de Blasio Earned the Backing of Ultra-Orthodox Power Players in Brooklyn

From his first City Council race in 2000, the frontrunner in New York’s mayoral election has courted Jewish support

In Slovakia, a Citizen’s Effort To Build a Holocaust Memorial to His City’s Missing Jews

Ladislav Rovinský isn’t Jewish—but that gives him the freedom to insist that Košice confront its wartime history

Unlikely Pair Hope To Make Israel’s Only Seaside Arab Town a Tourist Destination

Later this month, a Jewish lawyer and Arab coffee-shop owner will open Jisr az Zarqa’s first hostel

A Generation of Intellectuals Shaped by 2008 Crash Rescues Marx From History’s Dustbin

For those too young to remember the Cold War but old enough to be trapped by the Great Recession, Marxism holds new appeal

Painting a Portrait of a Political, Literary and Journalistic Powerhouse

Biographer Seth Lipsky talks about Abraham Cahan, his political sway, and the evolution of the Jewish press

Could a Jewish Beauty Have Saved Kennedy by Marrying Lee Harvey Oswald in Minsk?

Ella German declined Oswald’s proposal, putting him on course to return to the U.S.—where he would assassinate the president

In the U.S., Soccer Has a Distinctive Voice, and It Belongs to Andrés Cantor

In the run-up to next year’s World Cup, the Argentine-born announcer is perfecting his signature call: GGGGOOOOAAAALLLL!

The Cyber-War Against Iran Is a Real War, and a Rehearsal for Future Conflicts

Despite talk of a diplomatic thaw between Washington and Tehran, the U.S. is already locked in battle

Israel Has a Marriage Problem. One American-Born Lawyer Is Trying To Solve It.

Susan Weiss started out trying to win divorce cases, but now her mission is pushing Israel’s Orthodox rabbinate to change its ways

Israel and India, a Match Made in the U.S., Develop Their Own Military Romance

How last month’s attacks in Nairobi, a reminder of the Mumbai siege, may bring them even closer together

On the 40th Anniversary of the Yom Kippur War, Israel’s Top Spymasters Face Off

Zvi Zamir and Eli Zeira reckon with history in Tel Aviv after four decades of feuding over the surprise attack

Forget Who Is a Jew. For British Soccer Fans, Question Is, Can You Be a Yid?

For decades, Tottenham Spurs fans have used the slur as a badge of pride. Now the Football Association wants them to stop.

Colorado Activist Mason Tvert Looking for National Impact in Marijuana Legalization

Come January, the state will have looser standards than Holland, but the goal is setting an example for the rest of the U.S.

In Death of Ex-Hasid Estranged From Her Religious Children, a Mirror for Trauma of Many

A father reflects on his own efforts to stay close to his children after deciding to live a secular life

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