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 Ed Koch vs. Ron Paul, and more
Plus U.S. pledges Iran attack past ‘red lines,’ and more
Newt Gingrich says the Palestinians are an “invented people.” They are, like many others in the Middle East. It’s a useful myth the U.S. must support.
Why Ankara might be the next stop for Abbas and Meshal
Plus Egyptian Salafists come out in favor of peace, and more in the news
Boosters insisted the Egyptian revolution would yield a liberal democracy. Islamists’ electoral success vindicates the pessimists.
Plus Egypt’s military reasserts itself, and more in the news
The good news: there are still two more. The bad news: there are still two more.
Formerly captive Israeli-American law student speaks about his time in Egypt
Plus tightening of vise around Iran and Syria, and more
Plus it’s Britain’s Iranian embassy’s turn to be stormed, and more in the news
What unrest and elections to the south could mean to the north
Plus the GOP debate, developments in Egypt, and more in the news
Plus, when Brody met Allen, biking through Tel Aviv, and more
Mubarak-lite leadership coddles Syria but fights terrorism
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.