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.
President needs a 75 on midterms to avoid being held back a year
A weekly haftorah of repression and regeneration
Plus Colorado shuls are cyber-attacked, and more
Even the centrist opposition would keep some West Bank settlements
Plus a dispatch from a West Bank highway, and more in the news
Plus long-planned settlements, R.I.P. Exodus captain, and more
Plus, an East Jerusalem skirmish, Rothstein arraigned, and more
Plus prisoner swapping, a defiant Iran, and more in the news
Plus relief for survivors, Wizards owner dies, and more in the news
Plus a potential settlement freeze, messiah problems, and more
Israelis united in support; Obama not pleased
Shalit’s release could be imminent, plus Palin’s wisdom, scholarly dissent, and more in the news
Roger Cohen seeks detente, plus mutinous soldiers, strategic land grabs, and more in the news
Plus another flu casualty, Clinton keeps clarifying, and more in the news
Plus fear of loners, and more Goldstone back-and-forth
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.