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 a pope defends another, the ‘couch crisis,’ and more in the news
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Anne Frank protector who saved diaries after arrest was 100
Von Moltke, 98, also essential reading for historians
Schmooozin’, Y-A Holocaust novels, and more
Plus post-Holocaust Picassos, Vampire Weekend’s Jewishness, and more
But she’d be so good at it!
The Foreskin’s Lament author is at work on a new project: a comic novel about genocide
Plus a $200M fraud hits Lakewood, a maybe-march into Gaza, and more
Plus Israeli nuclear whistleblower violates terms, and more
But at least Benedict’s been to Yad Vashem!
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Show suggests ‘Angel of Death’ continued his experiments
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.