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.
Citing dementia, German court rules 94-year-old Hans Lipschis unfit for trial
Menachem Stark’s body discovered in a dumpster at a Long Island gas station
Phil Spector and Leonard Cohen’s incredible album, released 35 years ago, is a time capsule of American pop music
A battle over swine semantics gets deadly
Admitted murderer says he doesn’t know why he killed lost 8-year-old boy
Here’s my proposed constitutional amendment: Every adult should be allowed to murder two people without punishment. Harsh, you say? The world would be a better place.
The odyssey of Jack Tytell: An intimate look at the accused Jewish killer
Because it resembles politics today, says ‘LAT’ op-ed
Was it homophobia?
90-year-old ran one of NYC’s hottest discos
Abortion, gay marriage, and rock ‘n’ roll.
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.