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.
In My Mother’s Wars, Lillian Faderman recalls her single mother’s frustrated efforts to save her family from the Holocaust
Plus the proliferation of the “Israel Lobby” in popular culture
The genocide committed by Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime earns a place in Washington’s Holocaust Museum
Why couldn’t Soviet Jews see the dictator—who died 60 years ago—for the anti-Semitic murderer that he was?
Before Schindler’s List, an L.A. studio boss saved hundreds of Jews from the Holocaust. Why was he alone?
Gov. John Kasich’s proposed statehouse monument is unprecedented. Some argue it’s also unnecessary.
An exhilarating new intellectual history argues that anti-Judaism is at the heart of Western culture
The past and the future meet for a crucial mission
Jews flocked to retreats like Marienbad, but what couldn’t be healed was Europe’s anti-Semitism
Claudia Roth has some explaining to do
Yale’s pioneering archive of Shoah testimonies reshaped the way tragedies are remembered. But are we listening?
Satirist and media gadfly Henryk Broder attacks his countrymen’s attitudes toward Israel and Jews
From actor to victim, expect to see more of it
New translations of three astonishing poems, which evoke the horror of the Lodz ghetto and its aftermath
Debating the meaning of the milestone
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.