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.
Plus Jack Lew as Secretary of Treasury?
Matt Welch leads off with an important piece
Breakdown of talks, continued focus on immunity suggests military action
Plus the Etan Patz confession, and more in the news
Plus a new Egyptian constitution, and more in the news
Fear: agreement could cause military nuclear program to go overlooked
Plus where talks could go and oil can’t, and more in the news
How dry words like ‘reciprocity’ could produce a deal with Iran
Plus Hezbollah in hot water, and more in the news
Plus what the Syrian rebels should do next, and more in the news
Plus Merah dies, Gates calls Iran attack ‘a catastrophe,’ and more in the news
Plus tragic accident in West Bank kills 10 Palestinians, and more in the news
Plus P.A. FM admits they don’t have the votes, and more in the news
Plus Madoff suicide revelation, Egypt’s new F-16, 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.