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
American Academy of Pediatrics approves the procedure in new statement
Following June’s controversial court ruling a doctor sues a rabbi
A growing attachment to the male umlaut
Germany’s challenge to Jewish tradition focuses on individual rights, but what about our bodies’ sanctity?
Michael Bloomberg enters the Metzitzah B’peh fray
Plus Syria only gets worse, and more in the news
Plus all is well in the Sinai!, Dylan the master thief, and more
Plus when did *she* grow to be so tall? and more
At the forefront of Ukrainian circumcision needs
Plus, circumcision initiative may be removed from S.F. ballot, and more in the news
Plus Jewish summer camps get their frack on, free Turkish circumcisions, and more
L.A. congressman says it is a state or federal issue; has Muslim co-sponsor
Comic strip by ballot initiative author draws a ‘Monster Mohel’
San Francisco measure would ban the practice, though it may be unconstitutional
A proposed San Francisco ballot measure prohibiting circumcision arises from a debate over ritual, sexuality, and identity. What’s become an American norm might soon again be a mark of difference.
Beppe Grillo under fire for anti-government poem based on ‘If This Is a Man’
Funny or Die’s solution to gratuitous violence in movies: a menschy 007
Authorities discovered the trove, headed for Belgium, during a cargo search
Is his attack on Ben Brantley a star’s bruised ego or something more…artistic?
Rabbi Shalom Cohen has likened Modern Orthodox Jews to Amalek
The first Clinton grandchild is due later this year
Vaan Nguyen, child of Vietnamese refugees, is one of Israel’s rising stars
Leaflets telling Jews to register with authorities not actually from ‘authorities’
‘Hate speech’ charges stemmed from 2012 Rolling Stone interview
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.