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
When a drought left Omaha’s ritual bath empty, refilling it required some imagination—and a ton of ice
In the first part of a new series, we meet a sex therapist who helps religious Jews achieve intimacy
As we debate gun policy in the wake of Newtown, we should heed the wisdom of the Jewish sages
The Syrian community, long based in Brooklyn, makes itself at home on the Upper East Side
An Atlanta physician retires after building a network that treats Jewish patients from Ukraine to Ethiopia
How my bar mitzvah portion taught me about immigration and Jewish values—27 years after I first read it
Their parents and grandparents hid their Jewishness, but now some Poles are converting back to Judaism
Jews’ interest in angels dates back millennia—as the Israel Museum’s ‘Divine Messengers’ exhibit attests
Reading Shulamith Firestone’s The Dialectic of Sex, I found the urgency today’s radicals lack
Is misfortune God’s doing? A new work on The Book of Job asks what kind of world we live in.
A comic’s commitment to human contact over computer chatter is just the right inspiration for the Days of Awe
Singing is a potent therapeutic tool—that’s why I started leading a weekly sing-along for cancer patients
Ami Bar-Nahor, the pioneering force behind Naot, is stepping into the luxury market with BeautiFeel Shoes
As Orthodox Jews join the battle against eating disorders, one young woman shares her harrowing story
Germany’s challenge to Jewish tradition focuses on individual rights, but what about our bodies’ sanctity?
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.