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.
Salam Fayyad tries to build a state
Plus Highway 443 revisited, and more in the news
Plus cruise control, building battle, and more in the news
Plus nukes in Prague, sex in the West Bank, and more in the news
Did Obama apply pressure at the wrong time?
Plus death by Gaza rocket and more in the news
Plus the talks must go on, Iranian dissenters, and more in the news
Israeli move seems designed to antagonize
What a democratic revolution in Iran would mean for the Islamic Republic’s relationship with Israel
Plus skirmish over Lebanon, Palestinian sex scandal, and more in the news
Plus Abbas OKs indirect talks, a mohel’s grandson for VP, and more in the news
On the Golan, Hamas, and—yes—J Street
Says he didn’t understand local politics
Plus Merkel the pro-Israel maverick, and more in the news
Plus happy 100th to a New York knishery, and more
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.