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
Adina Hoffman’s quasi-biography of Palestinian poet Taha Muhammad Ali
Essay collection sheds light on the dark ages
Or, too many leaders and no real choice
Or Twitter and the Tabernacle
Rabid soccer fandom is Ehud Olmert’s guiding political principle. Now his game is over.
Israel’s current election campaign may just be the funniest show in ages
With millions visiting D.C., a few had to crash on the JCC’s floor
Dispatches from eight Sabbath services on the eve of Barack Obama’s inauguration
Casualties be damned—the war in Gaza may be all about economics
What’s behind evangelical support for Israel?
How Benny Friedman made football a quarterback’s game
Igor Olshansky’s path to the NFL
A politician who broke the mold (it’s not who you think)
Ariel Sabar searches for the Edenic past his father left behind in Kurdistan
Three years ago, Katrina hit the Gulf Coast. New Orleans—and its only kosher market—persist in its wake.
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.