A new genre of journalism brings up the good, the bad, and the ugly of liberal soul-searching
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
Art-world pervert flaunts mirrored balloons, oodles of cash at the Whitney
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?
Brian Schwadron studied with indigenous healers around the world. Now he’s using what he learned to create wedding banquets.
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.
Plus Erev Christmas and conflict with the Vatican, and more in the news
Plus Polanski’s way out, Egypt’s hated wall, and more in the news
Plus ‘Work Will Set You Free’ set free, and more in the news
Plus the pros and cons of trying Demjanjuk, and more in the news
In 1985 letter to Shamir
Plus prisoner swapping, a defiant Iran, and more in the news
Plus relief for survivors, Wizards owner dies, and more in the news
Plus a potential settlement freeze, messiah problems, and more
Shalit’s release could be imminent, plus Palin’s wisdom, scholarly dissent, and more in the news
Increasingly isolated, despairing society, with Shalit as metaphor
Say captured soldier doesn’t follow commandments, shouldn’t be rescued
Video shows captured soldier looking healthy
Prisoners for video, as a first step
Between Fatah and Hamas, that is
Plus Ehud Barak backs settlement freeze, Gilad Shalit writes home, and more
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