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
Dispatch #2 from Quds Day in Berlin
A farming town hid a Jewish-born teacher during the Holocaust. I went to dig up what it had buried.
The convergence of paradoxes in Germany
Plus, an update on Hungary’s favorite alleged Nazi war criminal
Germany’s challenge to Jewish tradition focuses on individual rights, but what about our bodies’ sanctity?
Germany treats L. Ron Hubbard’s movement as a cult and a threat to democracy. The U.S. should follow its example.
German public opinion is ‘split’
From Hungary to Warsaw to Germany
How oversensitivity toward Germany’s Nazi past contributed to the murder of 11 Israeli athletes in 1972
Reparations for 80,000 more Holocaust victims from former Soviet bloc
Plus German intelligence official resigns, and more in the news
Michael Willens, the grandson of Yiddish theater greats, conducts the Kölner Akademie in piano concertos
With its Berlin outpost in a former Nazi headquarters, is the chic club obscuring the building’s dark past?
A film of nude people playing in a gas chamber is but one piece aiming to shock at the Berlin Biennale art show
And how it is only a symptom of a larger German problem
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.