A strong communal response to a terrorist attack in the 1980s seeded a new generation of dynamic leaders
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict used to be complex. By partnering with terrorists, Mahmoud Abbas just made it very simple.
The backlash against a finance minister’s recent remarks exposes a weakness in Germany’s embrace of their unique legacy
Thousands of Holocaust stories have been published. Many, like ‘Sky Tinged Red,’ are rescued from oblivion by family.
In ‘A Bintel Brief,’ Liana Finck draws a love-letter to the cowards, stoolies, brides, and sons who inspired Abraham Cahan
As the NBA playoffs begin, a new book revives the big stars, drugs, sex, and rivalries of Magic Johnson’s 1980s basketball dynasty
Gabriel Negrin, 25, the new head rabbi of Athens, will soon become the country’s chief rabbi—with an eye on renewing traditions
Video: The former Soviet republic’s Jewish history dates back millennia. This simple recipe is one of the community’s treasures.
My grandfather told me his hometown no longer existed. But I found it—and finally came to appreciate my own heritage.
Plus Israel’s Gorbachev, and more
Even as Hamas tries to sabotage talks
Where the problematic ‘Fayyad Plan’ fits
Plus a new West Bank? and more in the news
A reading list
Plus political rabbi gets U.S. scold, and more in the news
The freeze extension is the only issue right now
What they’ll talk about when they talk about peace
Plus the Islamic center around the world, and more in the news
Plus Israel may have more time with Iran, and more in the news
Plus Obama threatens Turkey, and more in the news
Plus Bloomberg’s strong, personal stand, and more in the news
Plus NYT to Abbas: Come to the table, and more
Plus Stoudemire, Salita, Youkilis, and non-sports news
Plus path to direct talks pursued, and more in the news
In his memoir ‘Positive,’ Michael Saag warns that our broken health care system is more dangerous than the AIDS epidemic
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.