Top Israeli military and intelligence analysts are divided over which side to back in Syria’s civil war
We can all agree: The Obama Administration’s assaults on the First Amendment are abhorrent—and must stop
Why the U.S.-Israel alliance may be returning to its Cold War roots
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
When an Israeli artist reinvented a Radiohead classic as Arabic music, some cried racism. They missed the point.
Destination bar and bat mitzvahs take Jewish ceremonies to exotic locations—far from the synagogue back home
A visit to B&H Restaurant on Second Avenue brings back memories of milchig establishments of yore
A new English translation of the Samaritan Torah offers scholars a different version of the sacred text
Plus Syria transition plan shockingly fails, and more in the news
Plus Syria abandoned, the Talmud on modesty, and more in the news
Why Ankara might be the next stop for Abbas and Meshal
The logic behind the new Fatah-Hamas unity
Plus AJC controversy, movement (maybe) on Shalit, and more in the news
Disagreement over Fayyad could be straw that breaks always-tenuous deal
After reconciliation with Hamas, can the P.A. be trusted with millions of dollars?
Plus a Jewish ‘Jersey Shore,’ and more
Hamas political chief headed to Egypt for negotiations; German official to moderate
Religion and health care, a false false messiah, and more from the news
Why the Israel Defense Forces hit Syria—and why they believe that Assad won’t hit back
The Internet says the Lost Temple of Israel is hidden in the South Pacific. A reporter went to investigate.
What would Jewish law have to say about alleged Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s burial?
Singer Vera Gran was haunted by allegations of Nazi collaboration. A new book asks if survival made her guilty.
From the archive: Daniel Estrin’s 2012 report—which just won a prestigious award—on Jerusalem’s light rail