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.
Matti Friedman’s The Aleppo Codex won the $100,000 literary prize
Matti Friedman’s historical thriller about a medieval Hebrew Bible wins big
Plus novelist Francesca Segal keeps on winning, and more in the news
Books on Jewish bootleggers, the Aleppo Codex, and the Vilna Gaon honored
‘Sacred Trash’ takes one prize, and Sami Rohr finalists announced
Plus, Bibi still rides by the J Street stop, and more
Why a growing number of today’s young Jewish fiction writers—including two of the finalists for the Sami Rohr Prize being awarded tonight—are grounding their novels in scholarly research
A gift of sheep, a controversial collage, and more
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.