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.
Culling the statements from Romney’s camp
A look at Syria of today and Aleppo of old
Celebrating the Israeli writer on his birthday
Plus Natalie Portman to go nearly nude for charity
The Syrian diaspora in Israel watches its once-vibrant ancestral home fall to ruin in the country’s civil war
Plus Jewish baseball great Kevin Youkilis to play for Israel
Some heart-warming stories for your hump day
Dispatch #2 from Quds Day in Berlin
Plus U.S. snags $150m from Canadian bank linked to Hezbollah
The three factors that explain why a Republican president is no more likely to stage a pre-emptive attack
Plus Obama campaign launches Rabbis for Obama
Following June’s controversial court ruling a doctor sues a rabbi
Plus Rabbi Shmuley Boteach gets a huge Adelson boost
Plus a mysterious death in Paris
Jodi Rudoren makes a pretty big gaffe
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.