A new campaign strategy for Anthony Weiner, courtesy of Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, and more
The influential former secretary of state—courtier, careerist, proud American, conflicted Jew—turns 90
As political and financial crises deepen in Western Europe, French Jewry is facing a familiar test
Thrill to the Jewish Philosopher Queen as she does battle with boring Nazis, The New Yorker, and Mossad
The Bluths, returning this weekend for a fourth season, are the Jewish world’s archetypal family
Remembering Yiddishist, linguistics scholar, Holocaust survivor, and painter Edward Stankiewicz, who died this year
Serving as an Army chaplain gave one cantor a new view of the holiday, and a belief in a brighter future
Video: Astrologer Jessica Lanyadoo’s home reflects her mixed heritage—and wide-ranging spirituality
This week’s Talmud reading prompts strikingly contemporary questions about observance and belief
The State Department cables show that the Palestinian leader was a key asset to the U.S. during the Kissinger years
‘The World Tomorrow’ today
On first episode of Russia Today show, guest pines for end of Israel
According to WikiLeaks’ latest document dump, I’m a tool of the Mossad. Does the fact that I scooped Julian Assange have anything to do with it?
Plus WikiLeaks makes another splash, and more in the news
Pravda may be gone, but Russia’s propaganda machine is stronger than ever, thanks to cable network RT. Its Syria coverage offers the proof.
By refusing to directly confront Iran’s provocations, the United States has become the Islamic Republic’s key ally in its march toward a nuclear bomb
Plus Winehouse’s father gets book deal, Hitch, and more
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange preaches openness. But in Belarus, Europe’s last dictator is using once-secret U.S. cables to go after dissidents.
U.S. diplomats were concerned about Israeli crime’s potency
Plus A’jad being A’jad, China picks a side, and more in the news
Plus, West Bank mosque arson, anti-anti-circumcision victory, and more
Plus, Mamet Agonistes, Korean Jews, and more
Norman Finkelstein and Israel Shamir are not deniers; I chose this term instead
A few years ago, Israel Shamir’s anti-Israel vitriol would have been marginal and largely ignored. But in the age of WikiLeaks, a Holocaust-doubter can become a legitimate source of news. Part 2 of 2.
Robert Worth, David Goldman, Edward Luttwak, Amos Harel, Nathan Thrall, and Lee Smith on the new Arab map
Street performers who pose for tourists by the Colosseum battle city authorities
The world cries ‘fowl’ about his culinarily curious choice of grub
The global love for Jewish caricatures endures
On the Guardian columnist’s response to the terror attack in London
Plus drones, bacon, Billy Joel, and the Church of Scotland
Israel takes another small step toward Haredi conscription
…that he doesn’t want them to do comedy
We profiled Medea Benjamin back last year
The casino magnate gives another $40 million to Birthright
And redeems all the world’s Glenns
Berlin was once home to 50,000 Jewish-owned businesses. A historian is now obsessively reconstructing their demise.
A visit to B&H Restaurant on Second Avenue brings back memories of milchig establishments of yore
Singer Vera Gran was haunted by allegations of Nazi collaboration. A new book asks if survival made her guilty.