The secretary of state prattles about imaginary treaties while the Arab world is engulfed by a Sunni-Shia civil war
Why is a Jewish group dedicated to tolerance honoring a politician who has failed to support religious minorities?
Robert Worth, David Goldman, Edward Luttwak, Amos Harel, Nathan Thrall, and Lee Smith on the new Arab map
Remembering Yiddishist, linguistics scholar, Holocaust survivor, and painter Edward Stankiewicz, who died this year
Saul Bellow was a complicated father to his three sons. In a new book, the eldest tries to parse his inheritance.
The show’s demise is a blow for musical theater—the art that incorporates virtually every other form of art
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
Molecular gastronomy finally takes off in Israel, drawing kosher foodies and experimental chefs alike
Laura Secor discusses her new ‘New Yorker’ dispatch from Iran
What remains of Revisionist Zionism, the ideology of the late Benzion Netanyahu, is its 11th commandment: Don’t be a fool.
Plus the Islamist who would be president, and more in the news
Plus anti-Semitism at the CIA, and more in the news
The Man Without a Face, Masha Gessen’s biography of the Russian leader, reminds us why U.S. Jews must put pressure on a repressive foreign regime
‘Time 100′ suggests closer Turkish-Qatari, GOP-Bibi ties
Novelist won’t fly to Germany to accept prize after controversial Iran poem
The real tests are yet to come.
The world powers will try to persuade Iran to halt its nuclear program in talks set for this weekend. A look at what to expect from the Istanbul confab.
Plus Omar Suleiman enters Egypt presidential race, and more in the news
How will Israel respond?
Hamas, Fatah Are Far Apart, but Hope—and Reason to Hope—Remains
Plus Merah dies, Gates calls Iran attack ‘a catastrophe,’ and more in the news
Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi has been banned from making movies for the next 20 years. Here’s how he got around the mullahs.
Plus the Jews of 1600 Pennsylvania, and more
What would Jewish law have to say about alleged Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s burial?
Why the Israel Defense Forces hit Syria—and why they believe that Assad won’t hit back
The Internet says the Lost Temple of Israel is hidden in the South Pacific. A reporter went to investigate.
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.