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.
Spielberg, rumored to be involved, probably isn’t
Plus circumcisions done in a snap, Goldberg on Mearsheimer, and more
Plus Atlanta editor steps down, Braun steps up, and more
Plus Arab League proposes Syrian regime change, and more in the news
Plus Syria abandoned, the Talmud on modesty, and more in the news
A look at what could happen in the coming months
Plus updated intel on Iran, and more in the news
New Middle East makes Amman a new center of gravity
Plus the Haredim bring up the Holocaust, and more in the news
Plus Bibi warns he won’t negotiate with Hamas, and more
Plus more things Ron Paul signed his name to, and more in the news
Why Ankara might be the next stop for Abbas and Meshal
Plus Egypt’s military reasserts itself, and more in the news
The bird is kosher, unless you’re in one family
Plus new Iran sanctions, the king of Jordan’s trip, 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.