The backlash against a finance minister’s recent remarks exposes a weakness in Germany’s embrace of their unique legacy
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
As the NBA playoffs begin, a new book revives the big stars, drugs, sex, and rivalries of Magic Johnson’s 1980s basketball dynasty
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’
Video: The former Soviet republic’s Jewish history dates back millennia. This simple recipe is one of the community’s treasures.
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.
Sages in a superstitious age accepted the existence of invisible devils and the use of magic to render them visible
The son of Viennese refugees from Hitler, the gifted, menschy composer wrote the ultimate survivor’s song
Palestinians in the diaspora are thriving, so what exactly is preventing success in the West Bank and Gaza?
Our book critic dives into Daf Yomi’s daily regimen expecting a law code, but instead finds a chain of questions
When did the Queen of England, star of the Olympic opening ceremony, become a Jewish grandmother?
Jews have pioneered the premium ice cream craze for 40 years, from Häagen-Dazs to Ben & Jerry’s and beyond
Forget the Olympics and going for the gold. Books about baseball show kids why it’s OK—even good—not to win.
The Material World, Dan Fishback’s new musical, uses the Jewish left to ask: Are consumers the new workers?
The fall of Assad’s pro-Iranian regime is a net gain for the U.S., even if what replaces it isn’t a reliable ally
Anxious about sending your kids to camp? Don’t just fret—sing along to some of your favorite songs.
Floating Rice’s name as a possible vice president shows the Romney campaign’s lack of foreign-policy smarts
A birthday visit with M.H. Abrams, peer of Trilling, teacher of Bloom, and editor of the Norton Anthology
The ketubah—the prenup’s antecedent—proves that, although love is ephemeral, a signature is forever
A thrift shop in New York’s East Village holds the story of my kids’ early years, and of a changed neighborhood
Illegally occupy land, get politely moved. Protest for social justice, get beaten. I’m joining the protesters.
Admits to stealing more than $7 million from the charity organization
New exhibit showcases artistic depictions of various forms of Jewish study
The granddaughter of Holocaust survivors reflects on taking up citizenship
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
In his memoir ‘Positive,’ Michael Saag warns that our broken health care system is more dangerous than the AIDS epidemic
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.