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.
Inside Israel’s insane coalition politics
Plus Shalits on the march, and more in the news
Plus the futile Flotilla? and more in the news
The ‘Jordan as Palestinian state’ trope
Israel’s smallest religious minority offers Jews a glimpse of what might have been
Plus Woody speaks up for justice, and more in the news
Plus Chomsky turned back, Rahm ‘screwed up,’ and more in the news
Malcolm Hoenlein has served as the unofficial king of the Jews for the past three decades, but a combination of forces threatens his rule
Are they all Palestinians now?
Plus Pinsky and the Boss, and more
Plus de-linking ‘linkage,’ non-Ambassador Dershowitz, and more in the news
Salam Fayyad tries to build a state
Plus find out what The Skunk is, and more in the news
Plus Highway 443 revisited, and more in the news
Wailing over the Wall
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.