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The Story of Obama's Ransom Payment to Iran Gets Worse

The Story of Obama's Ransom Payment to Iran Gets Worse

America paid Iran $1.7 billion in cash—funds that by law were not to be released unless and until Iran paid what it owed to American victims of its terrorism.

Nov. 1 2016 12:01AM
Fiction and Foreign Policy

Fiction and Foreign Policy

To the president, foreign policy isn’t just about safeguarding the country. It’s also, as the Iran deal makes clear, about fashioning a creative personal narrative of the effort.

May 19 2015 12:01AM
Where Israel Advocacy Fails, and How It Can Succeed

Where Israel Advocacy Fails, and How It Can Succeed

It’s not enough to respond to anti-Israel attacks. To reach the young, pro-Israel activists need to focus on what Israel is, on its human face.

Jan. 11 2017 12:01AM
The Vanished Jews of Oria

The Vanished Jews of Oria

Negotiating for a country home, a classical singer and cantor uncovers traces of Italian Jewry’s medieval golden age.

July 29 2015 12:01AM
The Temple Mount: In Whose Hands?

The Temple Mount: In Whose Hands?

The reason Jews can’t pray at Judaism’s holiest site.

Nov. 12 2014 12:01AM
Sorry, NYTimes—There Are Actually Five Hebrew Words for Debate
Feb. 25 2015 12:01AM
What Palestinians Think about the Knife Intifada

What Palestinians Think about the Knife Intifada

Six months after the current wave of violence began, some observers think it might be running out of steam. But what next?

March 31 2016 12:01AM
Why Are These Cheerios Different from All Other Cheerios?

Why Are These Cheerios Different from All Other Cheerios?

What the story of General Mills’ newly gluten-free cereal tells us about the food we eat—and don’t—at Passover.

April 21 2016 12:01AM
No, the Lilliputians Didn't Speak Hebrew

No, the Lilliputians Didn't Speak Hebrew

It was widely reported this month that a professor in Texas had “decoded” the strange language spoken in Gulliver’s Travels. He did no such thing.

Aug. 26 2015 12:01AM
Can Intermarriage Lead to an Increase in the Number of Jews in America?

Can Intermarriage Lead to an Increase in the Number of Jews in America?

Hopeful arguments to that effect have been proffered since the Pew survey two years ago. They’re wrong.

Nov. 9 2015 12:01AM
Concerto in G Major: A Story

Concerto in G Major: A Story

As the war ends and she comes down from the mountains of Slovakia, a Jewish girl discovers that she can still be “moved by something other than the mere struggle for existence.”

Oct. 29 2015 12:01AM
Who Was Jabotinsky?

Who Was Jabotinsky?

The reputation of a great Zionist founding father has suffered from three stereotypes. None is true.
June 11 2014 6:00PM
Post-Liberal Europe and its Jewish Problem

Post-Liberal Europe and its Jewish Problem

Strong ideological currents are turning Europe into a difficult place for Jewish survival.

Natan Sharansky
Sept. 28 2014 11:14PM
The Silent Partnership

The Silent Partnership

How the president has exploited the international campaign against IS in order to accommodate Iran.

Oct. 15 2014 5:00AM