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
French Jews, confronting anti-Semitism in the wake of the Dreyfus Affair, created the figure of the intellectual. And now, arguing about Israel and Islam, they’re killing it.
Why a little part of Bastille Day and ‘La Marseillaise’ is also ours
The writer and critic Bernard Lazare, Dreyfus’ earliest defender, wed Zionism and anarchism to become one of France’s most famous polemicists and a political clairvoyant
Change represents victory for Israel and, even more, Obama
Plus, Bibi still rides by the J Street stop, and more
‘Indignez-Vous!’ calls for Resistance-like action, has been accused of anti-Semitism
Palestinians, seemingly turned off by U.N. vote, tentatively agree to peace talks
As the great French intellectual Simone Weil understood, modern life is all about work and war. Memorial Day and Labor Day, then, are perfect opportunities to take stock of our modern condition.
Plus, Mamet Agonistes, Korean Jews, and more
The putrid DSK defenses prompt a closer look at les philosophes francais
Alleged sexual predator may have empowered France’s National Front
Plus Madonna’s out of Africa, and more
Le Pen, daughter of notorious right-wing French politician, runs for president
Plus, remember to remember, ‘The Great Dictator,’ and more
How French Boomer Syndrome made the case for intervention
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.