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 the meaning of the Yair Lapid/Naftali Bennett alliance
The unbelievable story of Israel’s last military diplomat in Iran
Plus ahead of nuclear talks, Iran upgrades its nuclear equipment
Opponents of the Hagel nomination write President Obama a letter
Plus the legacy of King Herod gets another look
Plus the Hagel “Friends of Hamas” rumor gets put to rest with gusto
Mohsen Fakhrizadeh-Mahabadi, Iran’s nuclear chief, was reportedly there
If North Korea has the bomb, as this week’s nuclear test indicated, then for all practical purposes, so does Iran
No, probably not. But the developments are compelling.
Plus Michael Dell might have some opposition as he tries to buyout his company
Plus Syrian Druze are joining the opposition
Plus drones come front and center
Claudia Roth has some explaining to do
Plus will conscription keep Yesh Atid out of the government?
What will it actually accomplish?
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.