Explaining Sayyid Qutb, Bin Laden, Djamel Beghal, Chérif Kouachi, Amedy Coulibaly, Hayat Boumeddienne, and those yet to come
Why have Jews in the U.K. never won a reported discrimination case against non-Jewish defendants?
The sudden death of Alberto Nisman, lead prosecutor of the AMIA bombing, deepens the culture of impunity
A new collection of the late historian’s essays says more about his prejudices than about his achievements
Seventy people, speeding into the unknown
Jacob Neusner shows how an identity founded on oppression and persecution limits the potential of the Diaspora
It took years for me to recognize my OCD, and even longer to keep it from interfering with my religious observance
Talmudic rabbis ask what agency young women have in determining their fate in sex, marriage, and divorce
I must speak out against injustice—but if I speak up, will I be forced to leave the U.S.?
‘I very much hope that this deal will advance peace,’ soldier tells Egyptian TV after five years in Hamas captivity; he’s now safe in Israel
The cost is staggering, the reward inarticulable
It seems likely that Egypt bargained Israeli-American away as well
Yoel Shalit expresses relief and joy about his brother’s pending release, while Israelis mostly celebrate at the family’s Jerusalem encampment
In opposing the mass release of terrorists in exchange for Gilad Shalit’s freedom, I felt as if I was betraying my own son
The movement to free Gilad Shalit, the long-captive IDF soldier soon coming home, was a necessary precursor to this summer’s protests in Israel
The deadly crackdown on protesting Egyptian Copts marks a turning point in the military’s post-Mubarak rule. Is this what democracy looks like?
UPDATED: Israeli soldier has been in captivity in Gaza for more than five years; deal reached with Egyptian mediation
Plus Congress halts some aid to Palestinians, and more in the news
Plus mysterious goings-on with Egypt, and more in the news
Burning questions for the Patriots quarterback after NYT Magazine profile
Bartenura Moscato's unlikely journey from Shabbat table to music video
Shuka Truck offers several takes on the Middle Eastern egg-and-tomato dish
Rivky Stein testifies against her husband, who won't grant her a Jewish divorce
In a new memoir, the controversial ‘New York Times’ columnist connects dots between dislocation and his mother’s depression
Israel Story, Episode 5: From red heifers and golden calves to the mooing mascot of radical vegans everywhere
The cartoonist’s grahic memoir made many Top Ten lists this year. Here’s what she had to say about it.