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 Internet says the Lost Temple of Israel is hidden in the South Pacific. A reporter went to investigate.
The writer’s new novel, The Retrospective, is a surreal study of the contested sources of Israeli identity
Naomi Alderman’s provocative novel The Liars’ Gospel puts Jesus back in the Jewish time and place whence he came
The National Jewish Book Awards, given out last night, host America’s most lucrative literary prize
World War II hero Witold Pilecki infiltrated the death camp and reported to the Polish high command
A new generation of women is being misled into assuming an ideological tension between feminism and Zionism
Avi Shilon pens a masterful biography of the man who irrevocably bound Israel to the Diaspora and the Holocaust
Alexander Stille never stopped investigating his parents, as shown by his new memoir about his World War II heritage
An exhilarating new intellectual history argues that anti-Judaism is at the heart of Western culture
Jews flocked to retreats like Marienbad, but what couldn’t be healed was Europe’s anti-Semitism
A gripping new history of Flavius Josephus portrays a Roman Jewish writer forever wrestling with his identity
The author, publishing a new novel this week, talks about conversion, suffering, and life in Vermont
A masterful encyclopedia sums up our history and culture but raises the question of where Jewishness lies today
Inheriting Abraham, by Jon Levenson, expertly dismantles the idea of the patriarch as the father of three religions
Reading his last novels, I longed to dispel Roth’s gloom until I realized he wants me to just sit with it
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.