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.
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
Bemoans lack of ‘real progress’ since 1979
Plus a pope defends another, the ‘couch crisis,’ and more in the news
Plus the Israeli with 17 wives, and more in the news
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Plus the slain Iranian physicist, Dysentery-a, and more
Plus post-Holocaust Picassos, Vampire Weekend’s Jewishness, and more
Plus Rabbi Shmuley stuck at Newark International, and more in the news
Palestinian workers governed by Jordanian laws, weaker than Israel’s
Plus a rabbi’s odd crime, Ivanka’s wedding tchotchkes, and more
Plus, Harvard Holocaust denial and Sharansky on that ad
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.