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.
Sad ‘Friends of Hamas’ story has a hilarious conclusion
Plus the Hagel “Friends of Hamas” rumor gets put to rest with gusto
Plus Obama’s Israel itinerary and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue
An unaired ‘Saturday Night Live’ skit caused a stir
Plus the full broadcast from Ed Koch’s funeral
Plus Hagel gets mixed reviews on performance at hearing
Plus Hagel apologies for his previous remarks on the Jewish lobby
An intense morning for the defense secretary nominee
The defense secretary nominee is getting grilled
Barack Obama and Chuck Hagel look to the 34th president as a foreign-affairs model. But is it a willful misreading?
Plus fact checking claims on Chuck Hagel
Plus Bob Woodward on why Chuck Hagel was nominated
Plus Colin Powell backs Hagel for Defense Secretary
Plus Jack Lew to be named Treasury Secretary tomorrow
The Hizzoner lashes out at President Obama
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.