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 Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey
(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
The State Department cables show that the Palestinian leader was a key asset to the U.S. during the Kissinger years
Plus Samira Ibrahim is probably not gonna get that State Department award
On his first trip abroad, the new secretary of state criticized Erdogan’s comments about Israel. It’s about time.
Plus John Kerry to replace Clinton at State Department
Plus a report that Israel wanted to bomb Syria chemical stockpiles
In a new memoir, Prague Winter, the former secretary of State explores her family’s World War II history and discovers the fate of those left behind
Hillary Clinton’s State Department policy relies in part on Ayatollah Khamenei’s supposed anti-nuclear fatwa. But the edict may not even exist.
The world powers will try to persuade Iran to halt its nuclear program in talks set for this weekend. A look at what to expect from the Istanbul confab.
Americans born in Jerusalem are prohibited from listing Israel as their birthplace. A case at the Supreme Court today seeks to change that.
Hannah Rosenthal, the State Department’s anti-Semitism envoy, must defend Israel from delegitimization while confronting a growing wave of anti-Jewish rhetoric among European elites
“Hatred and anti-Semitism have seized the state,” says opposition lawmaker
A holiday-themed vegetarian recipe even meat lovers will enjoy
Margaret Sullivan calls on NYT to better cover Palestinians, including Hamas
A kosher take on Calvin Trillin’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
Kira Kazantsev, child of Russian immigrants, cites community's support
Ultra-Orthodox Jews across Israel attend the funeral of Zidan Sayif
Designer launches $12 million preservation project of 500-year-old ghetto
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