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 Paul’s delegates, Hitler’s vices, and more
Plus Obama returns Ponzi-ist’s money, and more
Journalism’s most controversial post gets a new steward
Inside baseball on Jerusalem bureau chiefs past and present
The Canadian magazine Adbusters sparked the Occupy Wall Street movement. It also has a weakness for Israel-bashing conspiracy theories.
Plus Arab League/Syria communication breakdown, and more in the news
Plus West Bank riots, Occupy Judaism’s importance, and more
Plus the French surrender, Eric Cantor shuns pro-Israel letter, and more
How Israel thwarted the second Gaza flotilla
Syrian regime has own use for ‘Nakba Day;’ 16 deaths reported
Plus Gates pushes for sanctions instead of bombing, and more in the news
What they’ll talk about when they talk about peace
Rotem bill, currently frozen, provoked strong opposition stateside
Gaza under blockade is unique
Plus more Dubai suspects, leave Bronner alone!, 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.