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, Reform and Conservative rabbis scorned, and more in the news
North Bank Suzhou Creek, a bilingual production set in wartime Shanghai, brings music back to a silent sanctuary
Remembering the crackdown at Tiananmen Square
Plus Sunday in the Park with Israel, and more
Beijing business seeks Jew to be a Jew (women need not apply)
NYU law professor is close to recently freed blind Chinese activist
NYU Law professor is once again in the middle of U.S.-China affairs
As Jews around the world recount Passover’s story of liberation, ongoing political repression in China casts a shadow over every Seder table
The transitive principle comes to geopolitics
Plus New York City could be another target, and more in the news
How do you say ‘unacceptable nuclear red line’ in Mandarin?
Alison Klayman’s documentary premieres at Sundance to raves
Alison Klayman went to China and found her big break. The documentary she made there, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, premiered at Sundance.
Hope is that economic fears will prompt support for sanctions
Plus Russia and China protect Syria still, and more in the news
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.