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.
Goldberg examines Iranian nuclear issue
Plus Ashton visits Abraham, and more
Lebanon’s government provoked deadly skirmish
Israeli democracy is strengthening, not weakening—and that might be the problem
Plus Cameron calls Gaza ‘prison camp,’ and more
No effort is made to challenge prevailing assumptions
Plus Oliver Stone on Jewish media dominance, and more
Plus the freeze truly will end in Sept., and more in the news
Israeli President Shimon Peres reflects on his mentor, his peace partner, and whether the State of Israel will survive
Rotem bill, currently frozen, provoked strong opposition stateside
Opposing bill, PM challenges coalition partners
Plus Mubarak backs direct talks, and more in the news
A haftorah of dire straits and new directions
In 2001, PM boasted of manipulating Oslo accords
Plus the non-freeze, the non-talks, and more in the news
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.