How Is This Wall Different? Pope Francis Cements an Icon

Pope Francis’ stop at the Israeli separation wall will be the enduring legacy of his Mideast journey, Gal Beckerman writes. So what does this newly-iconic image mean?

Shavuot, When We Became Who We Are

Why does Jewish tradition advise us to read the Torah as a love letter — and celebrate Shavuot as a marriage anniversary? David Wolpe explains the holiday’s symbolism.

Migrants fleeing African drought turned back by police as they try to rush the gate to Spanish North African coastal enclave of Melilla, March 22, 2014.

Arab Israelis Increasingly Recognize Jewish State

A new survey shows a rise in the percentage of Arab citizens who recognize Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state. Nathan Jeffay asks: Why now?