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 a dispatch from the ‘Will Jews Exist’ panel, and more in the news
Aviation concerns with new route designed to safeguard against Egypt strike
Fortunately, Iron Dome knocked the down missile
Reports: Israeli drone strike in Egypt and a threat against Eilat’s airport
Plus rent Spielberg’s house, Joan Rivers wants Bristol Palin’s life, and more
Plus, two mysterious blasts shake Eilat with no damage reported
Israeli authorities will begin to deport South Sudanese refugees once Passover ends—unless the holiday’s message of freedom changes their minds
Plus Iran doesn’t want talking in Turkey, and more in the news
Plus A’jad chides Assad, boo to Dan Snyder, and more
Was Hamas involved? And what happens to Syria next?
A Long Island-born, middle-aged Israeli soldier patrols the Egyptian border on reserve duty—and reflects on two decades of civilian and military life
As southern Sudan votes on independence, Sudanese refugees working in the resorts of Eilat consider returning to their own promised land
Plus path to direct talks pursued, 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.