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Sharon’s Health Deteriorating; Egyptian Protestors Killed

Plus a rabbi’s take on Inside Llewyn Davis, and more in the news

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The Tragedy of Open Zion’s Demise

The blog could have lived—even gotten better—after Beinart

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Portnoy’s Complaint, in Analysis

Hebrew University professor Bernard Avishai’s playful new critical look at Philip Roth’s 1969 classic digs deep into the novel’s neurotic passion

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Roth Ain’t Quitting Yet

Fresh off Booker win, novelist honored with discussion of his latest

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Non-Egypt Sundown: Hey, the Peace Process!

Plus Chabad vs. Russia, and more

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Sundown: Progress

Valley on Valley, Hitch on faith, and more

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Have We Overreacted?

Rotem bill, currently frozen, provoked strong opposition stateside

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The Too Jewish Jewish State

Avishai aims at Newhouse, misses

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Daybreak: No News on Shalit

Plus a potential settlement freeze, messiah problems, and more

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J Street Has Its Logic Backward

‘Peace’ should come before ‘Israel,’ argues commentator