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.
Turkish navy intercepts Norwegian exploration vessel near Cyprus
As new fields come online, Israel is beefing up its naval assets to fend off threats from Turkey, Lebanon, and Russia
Plus where talks could go and oil can’t, and more in the news
Gaza leadership gains power in Hamas, and more in the news
Plus Hezbollah in hot water, and more in the news
Plus sanctions cause India to stop buying Iranian oil, and more in the news
Better know a new Israeli ally
Half of Venezuela’s Jewish community fled under Hugo Chávez, who died this week. Will the other half follow?
Plus Israel watches Sinai, turmoil in Jordan, and more in the news
A well-oiled selection of Hanukkah fare—from a new twist on latkes to salads and savory ‘gelt’
Plus Israel takes a breather on Iran, and more
Plus federations worried about aging donor base, and more in the news
Seen as provocation against Israel
Everything you ever wanted to know about the Festival of Lights
Striking it rich, preparing for battle, and objecting to an award for Mary Robinson
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.