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.
Also applaud Fatah representative’s call for “full recognition of the Nakba”
Shut out for years, this week Bnei Menashe Jews moved to Israel. Why did the government change its policy?
Palestinian leader takes two steps forward on right of return, two steps back
Well, the game was in Florida but…you know.
Why American-born athletes Donald Sanford and Jillian Schwartz are competing for Israel’s team in London
A film of nude people playing in a gas chamber is but one piece aiming to shock at the Berlin Biennale art show
Plus, that kid Bieber did something, and more
Plus the Palestine Papers stir trouble, and more in the news
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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
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No one Lynn talked to understood how she, the child of a survivor, could cut ties with her family. Then she met Inga.