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 Ponzi fatigue, mother tongues, and a strange souvenir
Plus Iran responds, the high cost of kosher, and more in the news
Plus a rabbi’s odd crime, Ivanka’s wedding tchotchkes, and more
Biennial drill will test both countries’ missile-defense systems
Insiders wonder if it’s just a way to tell Feinberg ‘thanks’
First speech as president to major Jewish group
Arab Israeli ‘Jerusalem Post’ writer blames Palestinian leadership, too
Florida Dem to head Center for Middle East Peace and Economic Cooperation
In ‘New York’ Mag, a look at the health-care fight
An uncommon rite, bubbly’s back, and Obama’s image
Citing hope, intellect, blackness
A Nobel, a threat, and more from the news
Is Ahmadinejad a Jew? Plus more questions from the news.
Plus Jewish hogs, unwelcome visitors, and another poll
But less than they do Netanyahu, and less than they did in November
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.