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
Parsing right and wrong with political philosopher Michael Sandel
Learning about the shofar, then trying to play one
Oran Etkin takes his cues from Malian griots, Louis Armstrong, and the shtetl
A new book reveals the secrets of the mikveh
How a murder by a British major helped end the British Mandate in Palestine
Israel’s best-selling rock musicians draw freely from the liturgy
Following the trail of the Grand Concourse from premier address to place of ruin
Mafia tales from one of Israel’s roughest neighborhoods
A debut novelist talks about love and tomatoes
Janice Erlbaum tells the story of an old Yiddish song and modern-day sex workers
Remembering Harvey Kurtzman, the genius behind MAD Magazine
When Jewish women were the leading ladies of Indian cinema
Yiddish radio was booming in the 1930s and ’40s. A scholar looks back.
Caraid O’Brien is a Ulysses performer and Yiddish-theater translator
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
Her pitch perfect Aaron Sorkin parody is the smart, gutsy humor we need
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.