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 collection of old world Jewish jokes feels a little funny
Who owns Holocaust history?
Yosef Yerushalmi, who died Tuesday, was a pioneer in the field of Jewish studies
A biography examines the life of ghetto insurgent and Zionist bard Abba Kovner
Assimilation and anxiety, from Paris to the Pampas
Poetry inspired by architecture, prophecy, and the immigration experience
His targets may be pushing 90, but Nazi-hunter Efraim Zuroff is still looking
’Tis the Season
The best Jewish picture books of 2009
How Naomi Frankel’s life and work mirrored modern Jewish history
A new biography tries to extinguish the myth of the kinder, gentler Trotsky
Pluralists, pragmatists, and polemicists
An anthology highlights the divide between sanctioned and forbidden literature
A new book argues that the key to decoding the Bible is understanding its poetry
A new generation of scholars argues that the apostle long considered the progenitor of anti-Semitism never left his religion
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.