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
My ancestor, an ultra-Orthodox rabbi, was nearly killed by Zionists. Anti-haredi animosity still drives Israel mad.
Three subjects—Iran, the Palestinians, and Syria—will surely be the subject of tonight’s dinner in Jerusalem
It’s becoming impossible to ignore the rumors about Sara Netanyahu’s involvement in her husband’s decisions
The Israeli-Syrian border is quiet no more, as armed Islamist rebels pledge to take back the Golan Heights
The latest Miss Israel, Ethiopian-born Yityish Aynaw, says it’s about time a black woman wore the crown
Video: A portrait of Menachem Froman, the peerless Gush Emunim leader who sought ties with Palestinians
On his first trip abroad, the new secretary of state criticized Erdogan’s comments about Israel. It’s about time.
Why Ruth Calderon, a Talmud scholar and rookie politician, has a shot at breaking the Orthodox monopoly on Judaism
How did Menachem Begin’s Cabinet handle the truth about the Sabra and Shatila massacre? Here are the transcripts.
If North Korea has the bomb, as this week’s nuclear test indicated, then for all practical purposes, so does Iran
As the Knesset debates conscription for Haredim, some teens are already leaving their community to serve
When Ofir Ben Sheetrit sang on Israel’s The Voice, her high school suspended her, but the country went wild
A new study funded by the U.S. undercuts the notion that Palestinian schools incite violence against Israel
Barack Obama and Chuck Hagel look to the 34th president as a foreign-affairs model. But is it a willful misreading?
My 7-year-old told me to vote for the party that ‘gives the most peace,’ but there were none on offer in Israel’s election
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.