The group has maintained an uneasy status quo despite losing key allies in Tehran, Damascus, and Cairo
Last week’s assassination of Hezbollah commander Hassan Laqqis in Beirut was a taste of what may come
Thanks to the Internet, Jerusalem seems closer than ever—but thanks to her government’s policy, remains out of reach
Sefi Rivlin, the iconic Israeli comedian who died earlier this month, revolutionized the country’s political scene
A newly published collection reminds that grotesque images of Jews were routinely mailed by ordinary people around the world
In the late 1950s, the Jewish department store mogul salvaged Chanel’s reputation—and burnished his own
Synagogues are full and kosher restaurants abound as liberal immigrants, Orthodox singles, and secular Jews come together
An ancient principle of Judaism, debated at length in the Oral Law, is that it is a sin to count Jews—or is it?
My family’s history gave me a pedigree as a Jewish New Yorker—until a visit revealed how quickly the past disappeared
Plus Bibi reiterates demand for no enrichment, and more in the news
Plus Egypt’s presidential flavor of the week, and more in the news
Aboul Fotouh reaps benefit of Brotherhood fatigue, opponent’s Mubarak link
Plus battlefield is set for replacing Tal Law, and more in the news
Plus Abbas reacts to the Arab Spring, and more in the news
Plus yet another new government in Jordan, and more in the news
Plus Bibi in the catbird seat, and more in the news
Salafists, Christians could defeat Muslim Brotherhood for presidency
Plus Egyptian Islamists flailing, and more in the news
Egypt’s famous comic actor was on trial this week for offending Islam. But for Israeli kids, he was a beloved face on state TV’s weekly Arab Movie.
The Egyptian journalist Mona Eltahawy is being smeared as an imperialist for calling out gender apartheid in the Mideast. She’s dead right.
Energy deal a pillar of Camp David Accords
Plus the Islamist who would be president, and more in the news
Plus what’s going to happen to Egypt, and more in the news
Plus Israeli Conservatives to introduce gay rabbis, and more
The lingering effects of his massive Ponzi scheme on a century-old youth group, a Boston philanthropist, and small investors
Does sexually graphic material help Jewish continuity? ‘Unclean Lips’ argues for the unseemliness of Bruce, Roth, and their ilk.
The composer of the beloved Hanukkah song ‘Ocho Kandelikas’ shares stories and melodies from her past