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.
These are a few of our favorite things, part 4
Plus a new music school, a ‘Housewives’ spat, and more
Lehman traces Jewish influence in American music
Plus post-Holocaust Picassos, Vampire Weekend’s Jewishness, and more
A very Yiddish Christmas, Christmas songs by Jews, and more
‘Eight Days of Hanukkah’ in MP3 format
A holiday song for the ages
Jewgrass, children’s books, and more
West Bank gets second cell carrier, providing musical choices
‘DocRock’ and five prevention tips
And smoking bacon
Musical selections to put you in the mood for atonement
Talmud for sale, hear the music, vote Democratic
One problem: No directions home
Mixes electronica, guitar rock into the reggae, to not-so-great reviews
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.