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.
Economic Minister Naftali Bennett walked out during Martin Schulz’s speech
The GOP candidate was deemed ‘racist’ for calling Israeli culture superior. Albert Einstein said it too.
Everything you need to know about Mitt’s visit (and more)
Abbas recasts failure to reconcile as selling point at the U.N.
Plus officially no Palestinian unity, and more in the news
Plus P.A. upheaval, Iran redux?, and more in the news
Plus the real problem with Palin, and more
Israel rejected big offer; news is bad P.R. for P.A.
Plus Harvey Milk’s camera shop, and more in the news
Plus Iran called out on meddling, and more in the news
Plus Yitzhak Rabin’s (non-?)legacy, and more in the news
Plus the coming Israeli energy boom, and more in the news
The ‘proximity talks,’ and what happens if they fail
Plus the one-state solution?, the doctor is in, and more in the news
Settlers refuse to comply
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.