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.?
Not really. Let us count the ways.
Plus accused Giffords shooter won’t stand trial now, and more
While protests rage across the Arab Middle East, Israel stands as a regional model of resiliency, relevance, and democratic adaptability. And the Arab states will have to be more like it to survive.
Plus Dershowitz and Assange join forces, and more
Hezbollah grabs more power to Israel’s north
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s recent visit to Hezbollah reveals the deepening isolation of the Shia in Lebanon
Plus A’jad praises, meets with Hezbollah, and more in the news
Israel beats its enemies on the battlefield, but it loses the more important fight, for PR supremacy, to savvier operators like Hezbollah
Iran maintains an information-warfare front—it’s called Hezbollah
The key to a lasting peace, argues Israeli Nobel Prize winner Robert Aumann, is not to insist on ‘peace now’
The scene is in Las Vegas, but it still perpetuates anti-Semitic tropes
Willkommen out of the closet!
Albany assigns interim replacement, will hold an election in February
Hollande: ‘France is your country. Your place is here. This is your home.’
Beyond the selfie drama, this year’s pageant was a deliciously absurd spectacle
The British-born writer and editor founded Haaretz’s English edition
What really happened at the Don Isaac Abravanel synagogue in July
On Holocaust Remembrance Day, thinking of—and helping—survivors in need
Burning questions for the Patriots quarterback after NYT Magazine profile
Bartenura Moscato's unlikely journey from Shabbat table to music video
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.