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
Plus fear vs. hate, hippie art, and a rock ‘n’ roll error
Well, she set it in 1936, but Germans are now reinstating it
Plus Obama’s alleged Israel blunders, Iran warns Germany, and more in the news
Plus un-kosher shenanigans, pre-game prayer, and more
Plans to de-outlaw Holocaust denial, among other things
Literature award goes to Herta Mueller, not Oz or Roth
Plus Jewish hogs, unwelcome visitors, and another poll
Plus a somber anniversary, a big giver, and more in the news
Ahmadinejad varies his script, a Madoff ‘collaborator,’ and more in the news
Memories of Lodz, a blind date peace plan, and more in the news
Teutonic love for Tarantino’s ‘Inglorious Basterds’
Germans like ‘Basterds,’ circumcision for all, and more in the morning news
What if the head of Hamburg’s Jewish community wasn’t actually Jewish?
Charms, gripes, and the language of racism
Leader struggles for an annotated ‘Mein Kampf’
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.