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
Plus a new Dubai murder development! and more in the news
Salam Fayyad tries to build a state
Plus find out what The Skunk is, and more in the news
Would Israel launch a preemptive strike—despite U.S. opposition—to prevent an Iranian bomb? Despite its bluster, probably not.
Plus Scuds across the border, street-name showdown, and more in the news
Plus Shimon Peres’s ‘sex appeal,’ and more in the news
At the AIPAC Conference with Netanyahu
At this spring’s World Expo 2010 in Shanghai, Israel will show off its burgeoning bilateral relationship with the host country
The power of the Israeli left has waned, but belief in the need for what it long championed—territorial compromise—has become a majority position
Friday-night dinner with the machers in Switzerland
Israel and its closest Muslim ally are drifting apart, thanks to internal pressures on Ankara that are unlikely to change
And how possible Palestinian self-sovereignty could prompt progress
Plus Merkel’s pledge, Labor’s pains, Boteach’s bid, and more
Turks credit ‘wise man’ Peres
Plus Iran’s unpopular proposal, Lieberman nixes health care, and more in the news
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.