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
A vote to officially allow English at the Jerusalem institution is part of a longer history of Zionist concessions
The chess genius denied he was a Jew, but the Lubavitcher Rebbe disagreed. Who was right?
A brilliant young Harvard Ph.D. faces jail for impersonating a Bible scholar—and rival of his father
New translations of three astonishing poems, which evoke the horror of the Lodz ghetto and its aftermath
Crime writer Ed Lacy died 45 years ago. Few knew he was also a New Yorker contributor and communist darling.
A conversation about literature, Judaism, and the Almighty with the great Yale literary critic
Author Lily Brett explores everything from Hendrix to the Holocaust in a thinly veiled autobiographical novel
A yearlong first encounter with the great Yiddish author who gave me my middle name
Kevin Dutton’s new best-seller rehashes Norman Mailer’s ideas on deviance, but it leaves out Jewish men
A friendship with an ambassador reveals the great writer’s surprising relationship with Israel
A Yale president’s forebear was an enigmatic and pro-Christian member of the famed rabbinic dynasty
The D-student translator behind the Chinese winner of the Nobel Prize in literature
The Polish long-form master and Kapuscinski heir talks about children in war and the fate of journalism
A new collection of Jerzy Kosinski’s interviews and speeches reveals an Everyman who worked on his own terms
Not far from her village near Lebanon, the Israeli novelist—who published originally in English—talks war and books
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.