A new campaign strategy for Anthony Weiner, courtesy of Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, and more
The influential former secretary of state—courtier, careerist, proud American, conflicted Jew—turns 90
As political and financial crises deepen in Western Europe, French Jewry is facing a familiar test
Thrill to the Jewish Philosopher Queen as she does battle with boring Nazis, The New Yorker, and Mossad
The Bluths, returning this weekend for a fourth season, are the Jewish world’s archetypal family
Remembering Yiddishist, linguistics scholar, Holocaust survivor, and painter Edward Stankiewicz, who died this year
Serving as an Army chaplain gave one cantor a new view of the holiday, and a belief in a brighter future
Video: Astrologer Jessica Lanyadoo’s home reflects her mixed heritage—and wide-ranging spirituality
This week’s Talmud reading prompts strikingly contemporary questions about observance and belief
How neocons and Obama liberals have created catastrophe by consensus in the Middle East
Plus Bernard Malamud stories to get a celluloid second life
They say democracies make good neighbors. For Israel these days, it doesn’t seem so straightforward.
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and Saudi Arabia’s rulers bury their differences to fight the Shiite enemy
The Muslim Brotherhood, which won the presidency Saturday, sees itself as a corrective to modern Egyptian life
Stolen Kremlin records show how the Soviets, including Gorbachev, created many of today’s Middle East conflicts
13 candidates, four frontrunners, (probably) two finalists
The first free presidential election in Egypt begins today. No matter the winner, liberal democracy has lost.
Aboul Fotouh reaps benefit of Brotherhood fatigue, opponent’s Mubarak link
Salafists, Christians could defeat Muslim Brotherhood for presidency
Egypt’s famous comic actor was on trial this week for offending Islam. But for Israeli kids, he was a beloved face on state TV’s weekly Arab Movie.
Currently disqualified, former Mubarak VP aims for Egyptian presidency
The Egyptian government is preparing a show trial for 19 American pro-democracy organizers. Is this what life after Hosni Mubarak looks like?
Popular group must guard right flank but also stand up to military
Plus, Portman to make vegan documentary, Kunis does Dior, and more
Street performers who pose for tourists by the Colosseum battle city authorities
Robert Worth, David Goldman, Edward Luttwak, Amos Harel, Nathan Thrall, and Lee Smith on the new Arab map
Berlin was once home to 50,000 Jewish-owned businesses. A historian is now obsessively reconstructing their demise.
A visit to B&H Restaurant on Second Avenue brings back memories of milchig establishments of yore
Singer Vera Gran was haunted by allegations of Nazi collaboration. A new book asks if survival made her guilty.