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 popularity of satirist Bassem Youssef may show that the government can’t stifle public debate
Sandy Pyonin helped stars like Kyrie Irving and Al Harrington go pro. Why doesn’t he have a Wikipedia page?
On the cusp of this month’s Israeli election, powerful Likud politicians push for annexation of the West Bank
Our adopted children escaped the misery of Russian orphanages. Others won’t be as lucky.
Will Putin’s ban on adoptions finally help U.S. officials grasp the nature of Russia’s political leadership?
At the Western Wall, the latest incarnation of an ancient Jewish battle between tradition and modernity
Bibi Netanyahu, Lena Dunham, Nate Silver, and other members of the Jewish conspiracy toast the new year
Shut out for years, this week Bnei Menashe Jews moved to Israel. Why did the government change its policy?
Can an unlikely alliance of renegade rabbis and right-wing politicians strip the ultra-Orthodox of their power?
The monarch studied the Arab Spring and created a savvy plan to quell demonstrators without mass violence
The Jewish National Fund is giving away pines for Christmas—and irony isn’t one of the reasons they’re doing it
After 25 years, the CIA has declassified documents that show Jonathan Pollard never spied on the U.S. for Israel
Gun-rights advocates cite Nazi laws in their defense of the Second Amendment. Is the comparison fair?
It’s the Jewish state’s gun culture, not its laws, that prevents mass shootings like the one in Connecticut
The school aims to promote a moderate vision of Islam, but it faces deep skepticism from Jews and Muslims
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.