Kerry Says Peace is Close; Seinfeld Loves Zabar’s

Plus Egypt’s Gen. Sisi is Time readers’ Person of the Year, and more

The Importance of Cubits and Shewbread and Everything That Makes Your Eyes Glaze Over

In their faith, Talmudic rabbis kept contradictory thoughts, believing in both the reality of miracles and their unreliability

Police Detain 13 Jewish Men at Temple Mount

Holy site closed to visitors after authorities stop men from praying, singing

The Fight for Prayer at the Temple Mount Intensifies

Israeli lawmakers push for access to the holy site

Sundown: Arrests on Jerusalem Day

Plus Jordan summons Israeli envoy, Claims Conference verdicts, and more

The Women’s Wall

In calling for desegregation of the Kotel, the modern movement is actually reviving 19th-century traditions

Daybreak: Temple Mount Mob Turns Violent

Plus the German Cabinet sets date to discuss circumcision amendment

Waqf Rests Scaffolding on Foundation Stone

Jewish outcry over Dome of the Rock renovation prompts defiant response

Sundown: More Republicans Head to Israel

Plus evidence that Arafat was poisoned, and more

Feels Like Something’s Missing

Photo of the Day

Sundown: Murdoch and Israel

Plus, Beck moves march, Mossad among the sheep, and more

Evil Inclination

In Jerusalem, Jerusalem, James Carroll uses the city as a metaphor for the human tendency to combine religion with violence

Debating Israel From Afar

Jeffrey Goldberg and Jeremy Ben-Ami lock shofars

Daybreak: Converting China

Plus Dubai cause-of-death, Snooki’s glassy Purim, and more in the news

Jews, Muslims Riot Temple Mount

Dozens injured yesterday, 18 Palestinians arrested

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