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.
Plus de Klerk denies nukes report, and more in the news
A tale of two competing efforts
Plus de-linking ‘linkage,’ non-Ambassador Dershowitz, and more in the news
Elliott Abrams wants ‘crippling sanctions’ … for now
Plus proximity talks to begin this week, and more in the news
Abrams, TNR prefer a U.S. strike on Iran to an Israeli one
Would Israel launch a preemptive strike—despite U.S. opposition—to prevent an Iranian bomb? Despite its bluster, probably not.
Why pick on our friends but not our enemies?
Plus MoDo on the Saudis, directing indirect talks, and more in the news
Plus A’jad in Damascus, Madoff by any other name, and more
Trita Parsi, the second pillar of the U.S. Iran lobby, wants to the be the public face of Iranian-Americans
Plus don’t cry for A’jad, Elie Wiesel, and more
How Flynt Leverett and his wife, Hillary Mann Leverett, became leading advocates for doing business with Tehran
Plus Abbas OKs indirect talks, a mohel’s grandson for VP, and more in the news
Plus Bibi wants a Gaza probe (really), and more in the news
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.