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
Emails of Zion
Your latest Emails of Zion
More ‘The Frozen Rabbi,’ the long end of Baghdad Jewry, and more
An online petition implores the Israeli government to spare a settler home
Mardi Gras Jieuxs Krewes, Nazis courting Muslims, and more
A Spanish leftist speaks out for Israel—and she’s not even Jewish
The anti-‘Edge of Darkness’ email your relatives are forwarding
The speeches at Herzliya, protecting the kids from Judaism, and more
A Haiti-themed chain email
An email wonders: Is Richard Goldstone paying attention to Haiti relief efforts?
Hating Israel but loving peace, recalling Derrida, killing Jimmy Carter, and more
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.