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 Bob Woodward on why Chuck Hagel was nominated
A look at some of the clips causing a stir in Israel
Everything you wanted to know, but were too disenchanted to ask
On the cusp of this month’s Israeli election, powerful Likud politicians push for annexation of the West Bank
Bibi Netanyahu, Lena Dunham, Nate Silver, and other members of the Jewish conspiracy toast the new year
Can an unlikely alliance of renegade rabbis and right-wing politicians strip the ultra-Orthodox of their power?
Following indictment, Israeli FM to quit, but will return for elections
Plus Avigdor Lieberman will not resign…yet
Major cases dismissed, but he may still have to resign his post
Plus would-be NYC synagogue bomber pleads guilty
In this report from the future, the U.S. pulls out of the Gulf as the Saudis cozy up to Avigdor Lieberman
On the anniversary of Rabin’s murder, the left-wing leadership can’t organize a unified rally to commemorate it
What it means for Israeli politics
A new initiative focuses on Jews expelled from Arab countries in 1948
Plus U.S. snags $150m from Canadian bank linked to Hezbollah
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.