The Israeli-Palestinian conflict used to be complex. By partnering with terrorists, Mahmoud Abbas just made it very simple.
The backlash against a finance minister’s recent remarks exposes a weakness in Germany’s embrace of their unique legacy
From smashing Google Glasses to rejecting peace talks, failing to understand natural rights is leading to some very dark places
In ‘A Bintel Brief,’ Liana Finck draws a love-letter to the cowards, stoolies, brides, and sons who inspired Abraham Cahan
As the NBA playoffs begin, a new book revives the big stars, drugs, sex, and rivalries of Magic Johnson’s 1980s basketball dynasty
The cab-driving poet and his wife marched alone together in the Israel Day Parade
Gabriel Negrin, 25, the new head rabbi of Athens, will soon become the country’s chief rabbi—with an eye on renewing traditions
Video: The former Soviet republic’s Jewish history dates back millennia. This simple recipe is one of the community’s treasures.
My grandfather told me his hometown no longer existed. But I found it—and finally came to appreciate my own heritage.
Allen Ginsberg’s date with history
The untold story of the great epic poem of the Holocaust—and the generous, tragic hero who wrote it
The latest collection from the great Jewish poet Frederick Seidel expresses intimate revulsion at human feats
A reading for tonight’s NBA Finals Game 5
Nissim Ezekiel, born in Bombay and schooled in London, wrote in English from India about familiar but foreign cultures
The charming, 85-year-old Istanbul poet and painter Habib Gerez buries his Turkish-Jewish heritage in a country where Jewish artists are not accepted
Performer and poet Vanessa Hidary, the Hebrew mamita, mashes up her Jewish identity with that of a Puerto Rican—and unsettles stereotypes
No longer the province of an artistic elite, poetry in Israel today is being produced by hundreds of poets of all stripes
Known for Middle Eastern, African, and Hasidic motifs in her music, Basya Schechter adds a new note on her latest album—Yiddish poetry
In new translations of his poems about soldiers, disappearance, and life cycles, Israeli poet Yitzhak Laor uses biblical allusions, humor, and rage to explore the absurdities of modern Israeli life
The poet Joseph Lease waxes prophetic while wondering what prophesy can mean in an age of corporate greed and round-the-clock cable news
How poetry helped one scholar understand his mother
Ammiel Alcalay’s new book—a challenging collection of notes, photographs, and diary entries he wrote in the 1970s—shows the young scholar and experimental poet through the eyes of his older self
Mark Strand, the former poet laureate and a Pulitzer Prize winner, has given up poetry and turned to making art. He talks about his work, Jewish mothers, absence, and Israel.
To celebrate the overlap of Passover and National Poetry Month, poets Andrea Cohen, Robert Pinsky, and Mark Levine offer some selections on the themes of liberation, ritual, journeying, and food
Students for Justice in Palestine delivered the flyers to campus dorm rooms
Education Ministry releases new curriculum in advance of Yom HaShoah
The pop star dresses up as bar mitzvah DJ Yosef Shulem in new music video
A seventh-grade class responds to our feature on survivors living in poverty
The comedian explains he’s not actually Jewish, everyone just thinks he is
Vice reporter Simon Ostrovsky was taken by pro-Russian forces in Slovyansk
Assault charges filed in December attack of gay black man in Williamsburg
What it all means for the peace process
Exposed fellow white nationalists in 1987 for lesser prison term and new name
In his memoir ‘Positive,’ Michael Saag warns that our broken health care system is more dangerous than the AIDS epidemic
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.