Abbas is facing an internal challenge to his leadership, and that—not Israeli housing plans—is why he’s bailing on Kerry
The problem with our politics isn’t the collapse of left or right; it’s our inability to think rigorously about the challenges we face
Jack Balkin, Richard Primus, Randy Barnett, and Eugene Kontorovich talk about how Judaism influences their work
At the intersection of artifice and experience comes a beguiling fantasia on Jewish themes, ‘I Pity the Poor Immigrant’
Before writing a novel about the gangster’s immigrant yearnings, I went digging in the dark corners where he lived
Exclusive footage of Anthony Ciccone singing his sister’s hit ‘Like a Prayer’: ‘It means something to me,’ he says
My father used to share his harrowing childhood memories every year at the Seder. Now I make sure his memories will survive.
A universe of blogs has sprung up where issues of Jewish law and rabbinic authority are discussed in unprecedented ways
Every year, we sweep away crumbs from our cabinets. But we’re often afraid to sweep away stuff we’d be better off without.
Health Minister says he doesn’t plan to outlaw the practice
Plus Sweden county seeks circumcision ban, and more in the news
Will European health officials take note?
Plus 10,000-year-old structure found near Jerusalem, and more in the news
Health ministry to introduce 2014 legislation to ‘regulate ritual circumcision’
American Academy of Pediatrics approves the procedure in new statement
German public opinion is ‘split’
Plus, Kabbalah guru killed, circumcision ban rolled back, and more in the news
L.A. congressman says it is a state or federal issue; has Muslim co-sponsor
Plus, Iranian smuggling, Crowe’s cutting remarks, and more
Comment of the week
Plus, West Bank mosque arson, anti-anti-circumcision victory, and more
Comic strip by ballot initiative author draws a ‘Monster Mohel’
Liel Leibovitz, who has a new book out on the rock ’n’ roll poet, looks at how Cohen’s songs evolved from bleak to transcendent
Correspondence templates taught Jews both literacy and how to be modern. A new anthology shows their entertainment value.
No one Lynn talked to understood how she, the child of a survivor, could cut ties with her family. Then she met Inga.