The Devil in Sarah Stein

Thane Rosenbaum’s young-adult novel The Stranger Within Sarah Stein, takes on the Holocaust and Sept. 11 but can’t reconcile Jewish past and future

Divine Right

The Sept. 11 attacks altered many people’s convictions. For ultra-Orthodox Jews, they reinforced a strongly held belief in divine authority.

Disaster Preparedness

A new anthology, Contending with Catastrophe, asks preeminent Orthodox rabbis to make sense of Sept. 11

Heartland

Rescue Me, ending a seven-year run on FX, was the best artistic engagement with Sept. 11, and with the wounds New York sustained that day

No Escape

The American Jewish response to Sept. 11 interprets—but doesn’t explain—the anti-Semitism, trauma, and mourning that still linger after the attacks

After Shock

PTSD expert Yuval Neria talks about cutting-edge and time-worn approaches to healing in the aftermath of trauma

Blowback

Obama’s unsuccessful foreign policy in the Mideast is based not on idealism or realpolitik but anti-colonialism, a legacy of the collapse of the European empires

The Game

The leaked State Department cables reveal the diplomatic seduction that defines relationships in the Middle East

Mind Games

A brief history of information warfare

Listen Up

A deaf Muslim atheist responds defiantly to the debate over the ‘Ground Zero mosque’

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