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
Bullying and bullied, lacking in empathy, and oversensitive: How my feelings about the actor mirror my feelings for a country
A Jewish view of the landmark decision
Citizens gather in San Francisco to remember Harvey Milk, George Moscone
Plus American kidnapped by al-Qaida asks Netanyahu to intervene
Sharon Kleinbaum of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah is ‘delighted.’
The Fan Who Knew Too Much collects Anthony Heilbut’s essays on politics, culture, and gospel music
The activist called Faygele ben Miriam started Washington state’s battle over marriage more than 40 years ago
Italian columnist Giulio Meotti praises Israel’s record, in others’ words
Critics of Israel say the state touts its gay-rights record only to conceal its oppression of Palestinians. They call it pinkwashing. That’s nonsense.
Plus, DSK, Israel transfers tax revenue, and more in the news
Barney Frank is very funny, but why?
Bullying is wrong, but so are facile solutions
Plus the new meaning of the swastika, and more
19th-century Russians sue for trademark violation
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.