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.
A misleading New York Times op-ed distorts the entire Israeli political scene
Economic Minister Naftali Bennett walked out during Martin Schulz’s speech
It could create a viable Palestinian state. But will the parties go for it?
How the new structure advances the debate over prayer at the Western Wall
The potential new mayors of Tel Aviv, Haifa, and Jerusalem
Plus an argument for European Jews heading elsewhere, and more in the news
That’s about all anyone is saying right now
Israeli Knesset OKs referendum bill on withdrawal
A round-up of very little diplomatic news
If a referendum occurs, more than half of those polled would vote in favor
Barring a late breakthrough, Kerry to return to U.S. after failed peace push
Ex-Shin Bet head Yuval Diskin warns that Israel’s leaders appear to be dangerously detached from reality
Poll reveals Israelis don’t want leaders considering American Jews’ positions
Bubba urges peace at a fête for Shimon Peres
Naftali Bennett, Israel’s Minister of Religious Affairs, proposes reform to fund community-selected rabbis—including non-Orthodox.
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.