From smashing Google Glasses to rejecting peace talks, failing to understand natural rights is leading to some very dark places
Members of the Mimouna Club have made it their mission to learn about Jews and Jewish life as a way of learning about themselves
In his memoir ‘Positive,’ Michael Saag warns that our broken health care system is more dangerous than the AIDS epidemic
The cab-driving poet and his wife marched alone together in the Israel Day Parade
At the intersection of artifice and experience comes a beguiling fantasia on Jewish themes, ‘I Pity the Poor Immigrant’
Before writing a novel about the gangster’s immigrant yearnings, I went digging in the dark corners where he lived
My grandfather told me his hometown no longer existed. But I found it—and finally came to appreciate my own heritage.
My father used to share his harrowing childhood memories every year at the Seder. Now I make sure his memories will survive.
A universe of blogs has sprung up where issues of Jewish law and rabbinic authority are discussed in unprecedented ways
A new documentary chronicles the end of the road for Holocaust survivors’ Catskills bungalow colony
A new film shines a light on Rudolph Kasztner, controversial Holocaust-era figure
Why Jewish producers kept Jewish women off stage and screen
As Natalie Portman makes her screen debut in ultra-Orthodox garb, we scan film history for her antecedents
Samuel Maoz’s ‘Lebanon’ is the latest of three recent films about the 1982 Lebanon war
The Coen brothers’ new movie is a masterful meditation on Judaism
As Johnny Castle in ‘Dirty Dancing,’ Patrick Swayze was the last—and best—of a breed
Is a film about Palestinians inherently political?
The Baader-Meinhof Gang had all the brains of an action flick
Tarantino’s ‘Inglourious Basterds,’ a Jewish revenge fantasy, does violence to Jewish morality
In Israel, the ‘real American hero’ was a different kind of soldier
Susan Sontag, in a rare turn as filmmaker, visited a traumatized Israel in 1973
A documentary examines the life of Gertrude Berg, the driving force behind TV’s The Goldbergs
When Jewish women were the leading ladies of Indian cinema
‘Year One’ writer-director Harold Ramis looks back on his early days
Beppe Grillo under fire for anti-government poem based on ‘If This Is a Man’
Funny or Die’s solution to gratuitous violence in movies: a menschy 007
Authorities discovered the trove, headed for Belgium, during a cargo search
Is his attack on Ben Brantley a star’s bruised ego or something more…artistic?
Rabbi Shalom Cohen has likened Modern Orthodox Jews to Amalek
The first Clinton grandchild is due later this year
Vaan Nguyen, child of Vietnamese refugees, is one of Israel’s rising stars
Leaflets telling Jews to register with authorities not actually from ‘authorities’
‘Hate speech’ charges stemmed from 2012 Rolling Stone interview
Liel Leibovitz, who has a new book out on the rock ’n’ roll poet, looks at how Cohen’s songs evolved from bleak to transcendent
Correspondence templates taught Jews both literacy and how to be modern. A new anthology shows their entertainment value.