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
When Italians fell for klezmer, Francesco Spagnolo tuned them in to the forgotten sounds of their own people
A comedienne’s special kind of holiday cheer
A riddle for the Israeli filmmaker Amos Gitai
Tempestuous, cold, and intensely private, Elsa Morante considered herself a genius. Are others finally starting to agree?
The rise and fall of the synagogue organ
What’s it like to discover that your great-uncle was a mobster?
In the 1930s, boxing was more infused with politics than ever before
Unearthing the history of discrimination in the Ivy League
How Bee Season lost its sting on the screen. Plus: An audio interview with author Myla Goldberg.
Jacques de Lacretelle won praise when he wrote in Dreyfus’ shadow, but today his portrait of a prep-school peer looks grotesque.
Examining Maimonides with Sherwin Nuland
Pissarro’s great-grandson on the artist and his long creative dialogue with Cezanne
Faith-based acting taken to new heights
Lionel Trilling was a classicist who did not believe in creativity’s lower depths. So what did he see in Isaac Babel?
Aaron Hamburger’s Americans abroad are not so innocent
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.