In his memoir ‘Positive,’ Michael Saag warns that our broken health care system is more dangerous than the AIDS epidemic
In 1936, Nazis celebrated Easter with Judenrein eggs—but a new book of family letters shows the crisis didn’t translate
Abbas is facing an internal challenge to his leadership, and that—not Israeli housing plans—is why he’s bailing on Kerry
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 grandfather told me his hometown no longer existed. But I found it—and finally came to appreciate my own heritage.
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
A Jewish conspiracy? Well, sorta
Plus Farkas for presidente! and more
Plus a Chernobyl in Iran? and more
A new book explores the ‘petrodiplomatic complex’ and Saudi influence on U.S. foreign policy
If Saudi Arabia gets the bomb, and more
If Saudi Arabia gets the bomb, the rest of the Middle East is likely to go nuclear
Israel and Arab states share fear of Iran
Plus Kagan discusses Chinese food, and more in the news
Geoffrey Wawro’s Quicksand misses an opportunity to make an isolationist critique of U.S. Middle East policy
Why pick on our friends but not our enemies?
Plus come back Sunday for the West Bank, and more in the news
Plus the talks must go on, Iranian dissenters, and more in the news
Where we see coincidences in U.S. news coverage of the Middle East, locals see conspiracies—and sometimes they’re right
Plus MoDo on the Saudis, directing indirect talks, and more in the news
A Mideast power shift and the death of Anatevka
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.