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.
Novelist defeats favorites McCarthy, Carey
Israeli novelist accepts his lot
Jews have always had a special connection to magazines, and it’s Jews—like Sidney Harman, new owner of Newsweek—who will reinvent them
A haftorah of dreams and delusions
How a vintage Israeli pop song became an international summer camp sensation
Plus PR amateur hour, and more
Conservative impresario prepares a Mideast site
Who will make The New Yorker’s under-40 cut?
On the Golan, Hamas, and—yes—J Street
Malcolm Gladwell, panelists discuss their former faiths
Plus is the construction freeze bad for the environment?
One word for it might be ‘nagging’
Old-school Jewish class distinctions in blogger’s ‘New Yorker’ riposte
Hits 2nd Avenue Deli, makes dumb joke
It’s so much worse than ‘Basterds’
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.