Israel may face a wrenching choice between its democracy and Jewishness. And that’s normal.
Unlike Arafat, the Palestinian leader can’t have his peace and eat it, too
Gazans suffer, while their leaders continue to pile up the loot
Two new important histories look at Hitler’s fascination with Islam and Turkish conqueror Atatürk
(And her brother Albert won the Nobel Prize in Physics)
‘Ha’Yehudim Ba’im’ takes on Jewish history, one sacred cow at a time
Israel Story, Episode 4: When a hobby becomes a calling—from a freelance hitman in Eilat to a Knesset groupie in Herzliya
Video: Make a traditional American holiday feast, with a recipe for stuffing that brings Jewish flavors to the table
In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi,’ questions of obligation in matters of levirate marriage, and how values change with time
Mixes technical military talk with light schtick
The Israeli leadership is at war with itself over Iran: In one corner, Bibi Netanyahu and Ehud Barak. In the other, former Mossad chief Meir Dagan.
How much of the bluster is just rhetoric?
Plus Meshaal in Amman, elections in Israel, and more in the news
A rickety economy and nuclear progress make war more likely
Support for President Obama is sagging among a key Democratic voting bloc. Now his campaign has 11 months to win back Jewish voters.
Plus Egyptian Salafists come out in favor of peace, and more in the news
Israel and Iran are fighting a not-so-secret clandestine war. But Israel is likely to attack Iran’s nuclear program this spring, making it official.
It seems likely that Egypt bargained Israeli-American away as well
Leon Panetta says Israel is increasingly isolated. But the big problem is that Washington is running away from its influence in the Middle East.
A kosher take on Calvin Trilin’s Spaghetti alla Carbonara
New campaign honors Druze officer who fell defending Jerusalem synagogue
Kira Kazantsev, child of Russian immigrants, cites community’s support
Looking to Maimonides for guidelines on philanthropic giving
The Daily Show host plugs his new film Rosewater on The Colbert Report
Bernard Cazeneuve tells Jewish community they have a friend in him
Beat out longtime first-place winner the United States in annual index
An excerpt from Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish
Designer launches $12 million preservation project of 500-year-old ghetto
Ultra-Orthodox Jews across Israel attend the funeral of Zidan Sayif
Kira Kazantsev, child of Russian immigrants, cites community's support
Jonathan Eig examines the renegade Jewish biologist and his three co-crusaders who made having sex without having a baby possible
New York Festival of Song’s Steven Blier’s latest program showcases Freud’s influence on the Golden Age of German lieder