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
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
Israel and Jordan once worked together for peace. Now their alliance is collapsing, driven apart by the issue of refugee resettlement, and Jordan may be turning to Iran.
Plus federations worried about aging donor base, and more in the news
Israel’s controversial new oath of allegiance reflects the reality of sectarian politics in the Middle East
A reading list
Lebanon’s government provoked deadly skirmish
Plus U.N. probe reax, and more in the news
Plus path to direct talks pursued, and more in the news
Plus Cameron calls Gaza ‘prison camp,’ and more
Plus Rabbi Schneier steps out, and more
The ‘Jordan as Palestinian state’ trope
Amman’s ambassador to Washington talks about the possibilities for Middle East peace
Plus de-linking ‘linkage,’ non-Ambassador Dershowitz, and more in the news
Plus Bibi’s boy, to live and die in East Jerusalem, and more
Plus Le Pen’s good day, go Vols, and more in the news
Today in the Dubai Murder Mystery
Robert Worth, David Goldman, Edward Luttwak, Amos Harel, Nathan Thrall, and Lee Smith on the new Arab map
Street performers who pose for tourists by the Colosseum battle city authorities
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.