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.
Plus Archbishop Tutu calls for boycott, and more
Fast-prep, a different kind of South African Jew, and more
Once home to Jewish immigrants, a South African city today hosts a very different sort of Jewish practice
Plus Woody goes electric, and more
As World Cup semis begin, we have a new team
Plus de Klerk denies nukes report, and more in the news
Describes different Israeli responses to apartheid
Plus Australian ‘crisis,’ and more in the news
Plus Israel would have sold S.A. nukes, and more in the news
The nose makes the man, and more
A new book probes Israel’s murky relationship with apartheid South Africa
U.N. report author sentenced 28 blacks to death
Plus a new music school, a ‘Housewives’ spat, and more
Plus words over water, a politicized rite, and more in the news
Pressure from S. African community will keep the judge from joining the hora
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.