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
Plus Obama invited to speak in Rabin Square in Tel Aviv
A controversial radio play of the famous diary—rejected in 1952 as too Jewish—gets a second airing
Plus over a thousand Palestinians displaced last year, and more
Dutch Jew David Koker’s extraordinary diary, a clear-eyed and sensitive account of life inside a concentration camp, is finally available in English
Plus Anne Frank’s tree in Israel, and more
Although Rabbi Helga Newmark survived the horrors of the Holocaust, a childhood slight—from Anne Frank—stayed with her for the rest of her life
Plus Romney gains Jewish support, Farrakhan blames the Jews, and more
Plus Anne Frank is now a Mormon (except not), and more in the news
In Shalom Auslander’s new novel, the protagonist tries to wean himself of optimism while doing battle with the freeloader in his attic: Anne Frank
The Holocaust, Israel, and Jewish identity
Plus Jewish summer camps get their frack on, free Turkish circumcisions, and more
The Dutch parliament moved last week to prohibit the ritual slaughter of animals, putting the notoriously tolerant Netherlands on a path to ban a practice key to both Jewish and Muslim observance
Once and future running back unleashes Holocaust analogy
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.