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
Foreign ministry suggests Israel work jiu-jitsu on reconciliation
Plus, trouble at the Tomb, the Richard Jacobs kerfuffle, and more in the news
This is the new peace partner?
ICG’s Nathan Thrall talks to Tablet Magazine
This week in Israel: Fatah and Hamas come to an agreement, Palestinian police kill an Israeli worshiper in the West Bank, and the royal wedding raises flags in Modi’in
Will reconciliation doom or help the statehood cause?
Plus Oren stands up for Israel, and more in the news
Out of the blue attack likely meant to provoke, distract
Faced with upheaval across the Middle East, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called elections for September. But it’s unclear who might run to succeed him, if the aging leader really does step down.
Plus another Marty Peretz profile, and more
The prospects for a Palestinian state have rarely been more grim
Plus Egypt and Israel cooperate to kill terrorist, and more in the news
The Palestinian ambassador to Washington sees a role for the American Jewish community in creating a Palestinian state
Plus Kagan passes, Shylock schemes, and more in the news
Plus Abbas is told to keep talks indirect, 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.