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
The Beastie Boys grew up, and so did I
Idan Raichel mixes traditional Ethiopian music, prayers, and funky beats to create dance tracks that speak to young Israelis
Balkan Beat Box’s diaspora mix
The true story of a White Plains boy who found both God and reggae
Allan Sherman’s page in the American songbook
A hipster scholar makes room on his provocative playlist for the jubilant, in-your-face shtick of Mickey Katz
A tour through my private Grand Guignol
Madonna, Kabbalah, and me
When Italians fell for klezmer, Francesco Spagnolo tuned them in to the forgotten sounds of their own people
The rise and fall of the synagogue organ
Madonna, Gwen Stefani, and the pliability of Jewish music
VH1 gathers musical has-beens for a Seder that rocks (sort of)
A beloved Lower East Side club threatened by broken sewer lines and rent hikes
Maurice Sendak tinkers with Peter and the Wolf, rendering the villain as a pig and the boy as a guide to the illustrator’s own childhood.
Behind a great folk singer is his Yiddish poet mother-in-law
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.