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, Wouk’s new work, another White House seder and more
Diplomacy has failed in Syria. What next?
Plus Hezbollah in hot water, and more in the news
Plus secret pre-peace talks, and more in the news
Plus U.S. joins Arab states to fund Syrian rebels, and more in the news
Plus Annan would leave Assad, the Big Baby and his knishes, and more
Plus what the Syrian rebels should do next, and more in the news
In August, the president called for Bashar al-Assad to step down. But the U.S. hasn’t sent arms to the opposition. To understand why, look to Russia.
Plus is a Syria ceasefire in the offing? and more in the news
Plus Ashton compares Toulouse to Gaza, and more in the news
Plus Israel takes credit for further sanctions, and more in the news
Frayed relations could perhaps be restored with appeal to interests, Syria
Plus West Bank statehood edifice collapsing, and more in the news
Plus the Assad emails, we off Drake? and more
Plus A. Lieberman explains Syrian regime change, 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.
No one Lynn talked to understood how she, the child of a survivor, could cut ties with her family. Then she met Inga.