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From the February 2014 issue

There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be open-handed toward your brothers and toward the poor and needy...

Genesis: Truman, American Jews, and the Origins of the Arab/Israeli ConflictBy John B. JudisFarrar, Straus and Giroux, 448 pages During the 60s, when Israel had a socialist...

Ariel Sharon often seemed bluff and simple, and he would play that role: In discussions with his kitchen cabinet down at his ranch (they called...

Blowing the Whistle on Incitement For two decades after the signing of the Oslo Peace Accords in 1993, both the U.S. and Israel played blind, deaf,...

The Myth of America’s Decline:Politics, Economics, and a Half Century of False PropheciesBy Josef JoffeLiveright, 352 pages Despite its title, The Myth of America’s Decline isn’t...

Tuesday morning, the synagogue still dark. Locking the car, she looks up at the old, red-brick building, once, a hundred years ago, a home for...

How long should a biography be? Most modern readers seem to agree that the story of anyone other than a major world-historical figure or an...

Whenever the U.S. economy experiences a nasty shock or extended period of sluggish growth, economists—particularly those on the left—start speculating that maybe the good times...

To the Editor: In his review of This Town [“This Town Isn’t So Bad,” October 2013], Peter Wehner seems to miss the point about what is...

To the Editor: Contrary to what Seth Mandel writes in “The Failed War on the ‘War on Terror’” [November 2013], jihad is not the motivation for...

Listen carefully to those who claim to be friends and lovers of Israel and only want to help it through “tough love”—by using American pressure...

Hillel, the world’s largest campus organization for Jewish students, has become embroiled in a row over its guidelines for debate and discussion about Israel. It...

  A woman shopping in a department store sees a stroller right by the changing rooms. In the stroller is a cherubic infant, huge blue eyes,...

When you spend your professional life surrounded by young, worshipful, clever, ambitious, self-regarding writers, you will likely accrue to yourself all kinds of lore as...

To the Editor: Michael Medved asks if Canadian Jews have “gone to the right,” but his attempt to answer the question misses the mark [“Jews, Conservatives,...
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February 2014