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 anthology goes with the flow
What makes a body Jewish?
What a 1942 essay contest revealed about immigrants’ lives, in the Old World and the New
A visit to a Hong Kong dreidel manufacturer
Rating the iPhone menorah apps
Weighing in on the intersection of body image and prose
Why Harlan Ellison’s personality overshadows his classic science fiction
What happens when a German provocateur turns to the subject of love?
Why projects like the Creation Museum induce religious stupor and cripple imaginations
How Hebrew was (and continues to be) transformed into a modern language
Designer Levi Okunov straddles two worlds: the religious and the fabulous
Searching for birds in a changed Israel
A fresh look at the laughingstock of psychoanalysis
Giving lessons in Hebrew nuance to a bunch of suits from Hollywood
Daniel Smith explores the history of the phenomenon—from the Bible to his father
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.