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.
But did it?
Plus a break for Baltimore’s Jewish paper, Yiddish flu-prevention, and more
The end of New York’s Jewish voting bloc, plus Israel on Iran, a Chinese shift on Goldstone, and more in the news
A starving school, an appetite for Israel, and the finer points of slaughter
N.Y. pols abandon J Street, a rough pageant, and a would-be Jewish state
Perennial prize-winners, fear of Christ, and Gibson’s luck
In New York City, the holiday huts come to you
But Natalie Portman shines in new film
And a quarter of them are Jews
No ‘Intifada’ in NYC, ugly Croatian soccer chants
A Manhattan couple repairs the world—five kids at a time
On a lifetime of being thought Jewish
Mayor seeks campaign workers. Yiddish preferred.
Madonna the columnist, the Coen Bros., and more
A military plan, Maccabiah, 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.