A strong communal response to a terrorist attack in the 1980s seeded a new generation of dynamic leaders
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict used to be complex. By partnering with terrorists, Mahmoud Abbas just made it very simple.
The backlash against a finance minister’s recent remarks exposes a weakness in Germany’s embrace of their unique legacy
Thousands of Holocaust stories have been published. Many, like ‘Sky Tinged Red,’ are rescued from oblivion by family.
In ‘A Bintel Brief,’ Liana Finck draws a love-letter to the cowards, stoolies, brides, and sons who inspired Abraham Cahan
As the NBA playoffs begin, a new book revives the big stars, drugs, sex, and rivalries of Magic Johnson’s 1980s basketball dynasty
Gabriel Negrin, 25, the new head rabbi of Athens, will soon become the country’s chief rabbi—with an eye on renewing traditions
Video: The former Soviet republic’s Jewish history dates back millennia. This simple recipe is one of the community’s treasures.
My grandfather told me his hometown no longer existed. But I found it—and finally came to appreciate my own heritage.
Plus Assange accuser in the West Bank, and more
A Columbia professor tours East Jerusalem, where national histories clash, converge, and intertwine
The leader of nonviolent protests in the West Bank—a potential Palestinian Gandhi—is in an Israeli jail
Israel’s leaders have abandoned the details of governance, as last week’s catastrophic wildfire tragically showed
The prospects for a Palestinian state have rarely been more grim
Plus Gates pushes for sanctions instead of bombing, and more in the news
The foiled Yemeni bomb plot shows why anti-Semitism isn’t only about Jews
The Palestinian ambassador to Washington sees a role for the American Jewish community in creating a Palestinian state
Plus A’jad praises, meets with Hezbollah, and more in the news
Israel’s controversial new oath of allegiance reflects the reality of sectarian politics in the Middle East
Israel beats its enemies on the battlefield, but it loses the more important fight, for PR supremacy, to savvier operators like Hezbollah
Plus Ike Davis’ amazin’ lineage, and more
With freeze over and talks alive, PM gets the win
Plus Obama and A’jad joust
Plus a murky West Bank killing, and more in the news
In his memoir ‘Positive,’ Michael Saag warns that our broken health care system is more dangerous than the AIDS epidemic
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.