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.
Another trying week on Iran and its nuclear program draws to a close
Top Israeli military and intelligence analysts are divided over which side to back in Syria’s civil war
At least until the U.S. presidential election, Netanyahu won’t risk angering Obama
Plus Syrian unrest unrests Lebanon, and more in the news
Plus Bibi in the catbird seat, and more in the news
They may smell imminent attack; they may also smell imminent elecitons
Not exactly, but Israeli politics are entering America
Plus concerns of covert Iranian breakout, and more in the news
If Israel decides to carry out a strike against Iran, the desert town of Dimona could be a likely target for retaliation. Are its residents worried?
The Israeli leadership is at war with itself over Iran: In one corner, Bibi Netanyahu and Ehud Barak. In the other, former Mossad chief Meir Dagan.
Former Mossad head continues new job as thorn in Israeli government’s side
Israel and Iran are fighting a not-so-secret clandestine war. But Israel is likely to attack Iran’s nuclear program this spring, making it official.
Plus Congress halts some aid to Palestinians, and more in the news
That was the half-year that was, on The Scroll
Rebuked by government, Mossad chief still offers opinions
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.