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
The 65-year-old man was assaulted in Borough Park after a wedding reception
My bellydancing students—Russian immigrants, Hasidic women—showed me a new side of the borough
Other Orthodox women cover their hair with beautiful sheitels. Why does mine make me look like Marge Simpson?
A spate of Orthodox women are turning to filmmaking (some restrictions apply)
Fyvush!, building in Brooklyn, and more
Although it’s too late for Carl Paladino
Plus: Abbas’ reluctance, Palestinian dissent, and more in the news
Are there any more decent pickles in Manhattan?
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.