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
This week’s Talmud study reveals legal debates that refine the limits and nature of inherently abstract concepts
Why the most inclusive of celebrations should be every American Jew’s favorite holiday
The murder of Shaima Alawadi isn’t a sign of increasing prejudice, but of writers’ credulousness
By helping gay kids, synagogues and Jewish schools can make the community better for all of us
The general was one of few who understood that Iran was at war with the U.S., and no bargain could be struck
When new inventions made widespread sinning the norm, ancient rabbis adapted. The Talmud’s God approved.
U.K. reality show Jewish Mum of the Year hunts for the most unbearable person on Earth
In this report from the future, the U.S. pulls out of the Gulf as the Saudis cozy up to Avigdor Lieberman
The origin of a famous anecdote shines light on the compromises of Conservative and Reform Judaism
A Talmudic discussion of Hanukkah and Sabbath candles leads to a lesson in the sacred and profane
Friday night dinner wouldn’t be the same without this Jewish staple. Here’s the tastiest recipe you’ll find.
I’ve become the overscheduling parent I hate. But Shabbat, havdalah in particular, can slow kids down.
Study of the Talmud’s second tractate reveals how the rabbis stuck to logic and made it sacred
An architect built me a house in Warsaw—coincidentally right where my mother risked her life to save her family
The reason I don’t like the HBO drama? I want it to be a show about Jewish gangsters.
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.