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
Eli Leidner, 26, was punched in the face in Williamsburg, Brooklyn last night
Plus Mark Rothko and Shel Silverstein’s birthdays, and more in the news
City Councilman Brad Lander’s coalition includes Hasids and J Streeters—but can he move beyond Brooklyn?
One of the outrages of a Brooklyn assemblyman’s notorious choice of Purim costumes is its effect on anti-Semitism
‘I guess some people are still stuck in the 56th century’
But does the Brooklyn assemblyman’s influence insulate him from trouble?
The Brooklyn assemblyman kind of apologizes for wearing blackface
Plus Israeli documentaries strike out at the Academy Awards
Plus the Met revises its Stein exhibit, Gorenberg on settlers, and more
Assemblyman has not yet endorsed in race to replace Rep. Ackerman
GOP front-runner holds press conference with pro-annexation Likudnik
Weprin-Turner in overdrive
Candidate made Hitler analogy
Controversial ‘presumed consent’ will have to go
China against; N.Y. pol Dov Hikind in favor
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.