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.
Plus Bibi signs off on Sharansky’s new plan for the Western Wall
Looking at Natan Sharansky’s proposal
The Jewish Agency chief promises that no arrests will be made
The comedian’s sister’s protest of gender inequality at the Western Wall makes a case for holiness, not against
The track record for Western Wall checks is not so good
Plus Macedonia holds its first-ever Limmud conference
Stories from beyond the northeast
In the wake of Anat Hoffman’s arrest, a global response
Plus the Democratic platform: no word on Jerusalem
A Jewish-themed anti-abortion monument grows in Kansas
Plus troubling find at Iranian facility, and more in the news
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From chanting at the Western Wall to saying Kaddish, several organizations offer to pray on your behalf, for a fee they claim to donate to charity. Is a farmed-out prayer as effective as a personal one?
Guma Aguiar, the possibly unstable Israeli sports tycoon!
Plus Howard Jacobson’s must-read on Hanukkah, 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.