Alan Gross Begins Hunger Strike in Cuba Jail

The American contractor imprisoned in 2011 demands Obama help free him

Kerry Appeals to Iran for American’s Release

Calls for Robert Levinson’s return to U.S. seven years after his disappearance

Oscar Hijuelos’ Yiddishe Neshama

The Pulitzer Prize-winning Cuban-American novelist, who died last week, wrote meaningfully about Judaic scripture and the Holocaust

My Man in Havana

When we fled Cuba in 1962, my uncle stayed. He died 50 years later, without ever explaining his decision.

Daybreak: Major Protests in Egypt to Continue

Plus more details on the various European positions on the Palestinian United Nations bid

Daybreak: Bomb Wounds Israeli Diplomat’s Wife

Plus, Alan Gross’ assignment, the recovery rabbi, and more in the news

Sundown: The Most Irritating Time Of The Year

Plus the Australian agenda, and more

Sundown: Cuba Un-Libre

Plus a very classy mining tycoon, and more

Chávez Listens to The Boss

Castro’s philo-Semitism is contagious!

Sundown: Our Man in Havana

Plus ground control to Mayor Rahm? and more

Goldberg Goes To Cuba

Photo of the day

Daybreak: Bibi Moving To Halt Conversion Bill

Plus the non-freeze, the non-talks, and more in the news

Far Flung

Charles London traveled the world and found a brand of Judaism he could embrace

Sundown: Anne Frank, Not So Bitter

Anne at 80, chattering teeth, and a lox recall

Back to Cuba

Anthropologist Ruth Behar keeps returning to the place her family left behind

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