Top Israeli military and intelligence analysts are divided over which side to back in Syria’s civil war
We can all agree: The Obama Administration’s assaults on the First Amendment are abhorrent—and must stop
Why the U.S.-Israel alliance may be returning to its Cold War roots
Saul Bellow was a complicated father to his three sons. In a new book, the eldest tries to parse his inheritance.
The show’s demise is a blow for musical theater—the art that incorporates virtually every other form of art
When an Israeli artist reinvented a Radiohead classic as Arabic music, some cried racism. They missed the point.
Destination bar and bat mitzvahs take Jewish ceremonies to exotic locations—far from the synagogue back home
A visit to B&H Restaurant on Second Avenue brings back memories of milchig establishments of yore
A new English translation of the Samaritan Torah offers scholars a different version of the sacred text
What will he do about the released Lockerbie bomber?
A violent clash, a deportation, and more from the news
Plus Tutu, Sendak, and more in the news
The latest question from the nutty ‘birther’ movement
Health-care tsuris in Florida
A Saudi nuclear plant, a Satmar rivalry
What would Maimonides say about health-care reform?
Give and take on the settlements, the Swedish thing, and more from the news
Considering the settlements on the 80th anniversary of a massacre
Resettling Hamas members in U.S.? Meshugge!
Specter’s travails, Huckabee makes waves again, and more in the news
In ‘Harper’s,’ Naomi Klein highlights Jewish-black rivalry
New National Jewish Democratic Council president David Harris must lead the group in the age of Obama
Says Reform movement leader
At least, so says a TV kook
Why the Israel Defense Forces hit Syria—and why they believe that Assad won’t hit back
What would Jewish law have to say about alleged Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s burial?
The Internet says the Lost Temple of Israel is hidden in the South Pacific. A reporter went to investigate.
Singer Vera Gran was haunted by allegations of Nazi collaboration. A new book asks if survival made her guilty.
From the archive: Daniel Estrin’s 2012 report—which just won a prestigious award—on Jerusalem’s light rail