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.
Following the electoral upheaval, some clarity
Plus Bob Woodward on why Chuck Hagel was nominated
If accurate, Likud-Beiteinu holds 31 with Yesh Atid second
With hours to go, some election surprises
Plus France’s action in Mali raises fears for French Jews and Ariel’s mayor dies
Plus Germany debates anti-Semitism and its relationship with Israel
A look at some of the clips causing a stir in Israel
Everything you wanted to know, but were too disenchanted to ask
Can an unlikely alliance of renegade rabbis and right-wing politicians strip the ultra-Orthodox of their power?
Following indictment, Israeli FM to quit, but will return for elections
Plus would-be NYC synagogue bomber pleads guilty
On the anniversary of Rabin’s murder, the left-wing leadership can’t organize a unified rally to commemorate it
What it means for Israeli politics
Or perhaps proof of why we need more Jewish holidays
Today’s MK: Anastasia Michaeli (Yisrael Beiteinu)
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.