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
What Egypt’s elections mean to the region
But the Egyptian military has other ideas
Plus the Iran talks are stalled, and more in the news
Upheaval in Egypt and Libya has led to widespread looting—and the plunder is being sold on the Israeli market
Plus African immigrants attacked in Tel Aviv, and more in the news
13 candidates, four frontrunners, (probably) two finalists
Plus Bibi delays vote on West Bank outposts, and more in the news
The first free presidential election in Egypt begins today. No matter the winner, liberal democracy has lost.
Plus Bibi reiterates demand for no enrichment, and more in the news
Plus Egypt’s presidential flavor of the week, and more in the news
Aboul Fotouh reaps benefit of Brotherhood fatigue, opponent’s Mubarak link
Plus battlefield is set for replacing Tal Law, and more in the news
Plus Abbas reacts to the Arab Spring, and more in the news
Plus yet another new government in Jordan, and more in the news
Plus Bibi in the catbird seat, and more in the news
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.