The backlash against a finance minister’s recent remarks exposes a weakness in Germany’s embrace of their unique legacy
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 ‘A Bintel Brief,’ Liana Finck draws a love-letter to the cowards, stoolies, brides, and sons who inspired Abraham Cahan
As the NBA playoffs begin, a new book revives the big stars, drugs, sex, and rivalries of Magic Johnson’s 1980s basketball dynasty
The cab-driving poet and his wife marched alone together in the Israel Day Parade
Gabriel Negrin, 25, the new head rabbi of Athens, will soon become the country’s chief rabbi—with an eye on renewing traditions
Video: The former Soviet republic’s Jewish history dates back millennia. This simple recipe is one of the community’s treasures.
My grandfather told me his hometown no longer existed. But I found it—and finally came to appreciate my own heritage.
Aline Kominsky Crumb tells all
When the going gets good, the unfortunate lights a spliff
In Baghdad, Nissim Rejwan distanced himself from other Iraqi Jews. In Israel, he became a fierce advocate for their disappearing culture.
Naim Kattan’s memoir of his Iraqi boyhood tells a familiar tale: Jews were here. Now they are not.
A London-born writer travels to Baghdad to find the city that suffused her family’s imagination
The author of Stern remembers his heady first days on the literary scene
Prostitutes, Christian Scientists, cross-dressing teachers
Some favorite essays from 2006
American novelist Jonathan Littell has snared France’s top literary prizes
Are Jennifer Weiner’s novels bestsellers because
Philip Roth and Bruce Jay Friedman were rising stars in the 1960s. Roth became part of the canon. Friedman became “that guy who wrote Splash.”
A lesson Mitch Albom never learned from Morrie
Shira Nayman’s characters chase the ghosts who haunt them
In bidding on a batch of stamps, Reinhard Kaiser unearthed the story of an ill-fated wartime romance
An excerpt from the The Wicked Son: Anti-Semitism, Self-Hatred, and the Jews, the latest in Nextbook’s Jewish Encounters Series
Assault charges filed in December attack of gay black man in Williamsburg
What it all means for the peace process
Exposed fellow white nationalists in 1987 for lesser prison term and new name
Vice reporter Simon Ostrovsky has dual American and Israeli citizenship
I love Philip Johnson’s buildings not in spite of him, but to spite him
Workplace productivity rates projected to decrease a trillion percent
How reconciliation with Hamas reveals the PA boss’s true intentions
Admits to stealing more than $7 million from the charity organization
New exhibit showcases artistic depictions of various forms of Jewish study
In his memoir ‘Positive,’ Michael Saag warns that our broken health care system is more dangerous than the AIDS epidemic
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.