Don’t call yourselves progressives if you put up with religiously zealous, violent maniacs like Hamas
AIPAC, the so-called Jewish Lobby, has no influence in the White House and is scared to speak out
A new book shows how Austrian Chancellor Bruno Kreisky was the ancestor of the Jews who now serve in the hate-Israel movement
What happened when Kenneth Fearing’s Communist sympathies came up against his ideas about art?
Now that you know the novelist’s incestuous secrets, is his newly reissued ‘Mercy of a Rude Stream’ quartet worth reading or not?
With the No. 1 album in America, the parodist proves yet again the full depth of his genius
Roman Jews have had a long love affair with tomatoes. This recipe for oven-browned ‘pomodori a mezzo’ will show you why.
For two weeks at Camp Simcha every summer, campers aren’t kids with cancer or kids with cerebral palsy. They’re just kids.
Antic embellishments, like Esther being good in bed, help Talmudic rabbis to more fully explicate the text’s divine meaning
Plus U.S. pledges Iran attack past ‘red lines,’ and more
Meet the new problems, same as the old problems
Two Palestinian prisoners released in the Shalit deal, now home in the West Bank, express no regrets and view prison time as service to their cause
The logic behind the new Fatah-Hamas unity
Palestinian prime minister admits time is far from ripe for more talks
Plus, the Turkish complications, and more in the news
Abbas recasts failure to reconcile as selling point at the U.N.
Plus Hariri indictments handed down, and more in the news
Plus, Clinton criticizes flotilla, Netanyahu Facebook scandal, and more in the news
Disagreement over Fayyad could be straw that breaks always-tenuous deal
But U.N. action is unlikely, and more in the news
Plus Obama ditches Weiner, and more in the news
Plus Israel and ‘12, sustainable delis, and more
Syrian regime has own use for ‘Nakba Day;’ 16 deaths reported
The recent rapprochement between Fatah and Hamas may be a blessing. It exposes the fatal flaw at the heart of the peace process: the West’s fantasy of Palestinian moderation.
Netanyahu vows to press on until tunnel threat eliminated
On August 2, 1944, Nazis liquidated the concentration camp’s Gypsy section
Three reasons it has difficulty facing up to anti-Jewish hate
Celebrated author and Yiddish scion passes away at 103
NPR anchor passes away at 68
Getting to the bottom of what the war in Gaza is about
‘Snapshot’ highlights traces of the city’s past using Polaroid-style frames
Day 23 of Operation Protective Edge
And a challenge for our readers
Irving Finkel, an expert on ancient Mesopotamia, decodes a Babylonian tablet and traces its path to the Book of Genesis
How one shy, whistle-blowing intern in an Amsterdam archive uncovered a travesty that insulted a decimated community
Two economists argue that literacy, not laws forbidding land ownership, created a small, widely dispersed and highly skilled minority