Rejoicing at the Presence of the Wicked Son at the Seder Table

How can a Seder be inclusive when we believe that one of the guests is ‘wicked’? Avi Shafran shows how even that child has a treasured spot at the table.

Sadat?s Heirs? Arab League Secretary General Nabil al-Arabi (left) sits next to Qatari Premier and Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabr al-Thani.

The One Move That Might Save Mideast Peace Talks

With the peace process all but dead, J.J. Goldberg explores the one move he thinks might breathe new life into the process — and maybe even get the Israelis on board.

Should I Die for Passover?

It is prime time for Passover cleaning. But in Jerusalem, hundreds of people will watch a very different ritual — the slaughter of a lamb, just like in the olden days.

Happy Warrior: Yaakov Birnbaum in his office in September 1965.

The Death of a Soviet Jewry Prophet

Yaakov Birnbaum, the father of the movement to save Soviet Jewry, has died. Gal Beckerman looks back at the man who imagined the emigration of millions.