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.
HRW reminds prime minister that Goldstone Report found potential war crimes on both sides
A South Carolina GOP gaffe, plus olives, espionage, and more in the news
Plus bad advertising, a Hungarian wingnut, and more in the news
Goldstone concerned that UNHRC missed half the point of his report
Plus, Holocaust jokes, a rogue oil trader, and more
And Fatah says government will fall if report isn’t approved
Security Council debates, boos for Condoleezza, and kosher candy
Chabadniks in South Dakota, Barak works the phones, and more in the news
Molestation arrests up in Brooklyn, mock court puts Abbas in slammer, Maurice Sendak, and more
According to memo obtained by AP
Happy Columbus Day! Plus, Abbas flipped, the Coens dissed, and Potok staged
Mitchell’s still trying, Goldstone up next week, and more in the news
Charges Erekat, dimming hopes for peace deal
But it might mean the end of limited Israel wars
An obvious question, poetic justice, and following Fonda
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.