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.
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.
After reconciliation with Hamas, can the P.A. be trusted with millions of dollars?
The myriad problems with and underlying logic for reconciliation
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.