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.
Contrary to conventional wisdom, Israelis haven’t become radicals. They’ve just abandoned a delusion.
Did Shelly Yachimovich, by avoiding matters of national security, kill Israel’s Labor Party?
Plus more fuel for the theory that Adolf Hitler escaped Berlin for Argentina
Losing the only right answer
Ignoring cultural difference and overestimating politics has left us without a resolution. We can do better.
Plus Jewish baseball great Kevin Youkilis to play for Israel
Dani Dayan makes noise we’ll be hearing about all day
What remains of Revisionist Zionism, the ideology of the late Benzion Netanyahu, is its 11th commandment: Don’t be a fool.
Plus Pollard implores Obama, the next flotilla, and more in the news
A liberal Jewish journalist in Israel wonders where her allegiance lies
Against binationalism, and more
On Israel’s left and right, calls for binationalism are gaining ground. But the idea is a betrayal of Zionism, and of Judaism.
Israeli President Shimon Peres reflects on his mentor, his peace partner, and whether the State of Israel will survive
Palestinians more impoverished; ultra-Orthodox more hungry
Plus Ehud Barak backs settlement freeze, Gilad Shalit writes home, and more
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.