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
Remnick, of The New Yorker, on Haaretz
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Grinning through each reversal, the ever-bumbling, deeply unpopular Ehud Barak maneuvers to remain a political force in Israel and its leading voice to the West
Israeli- and Russian-born immigrants are changing the face of American Jewry
It’s time for Israel to rethink its rejection of the Armenian Genocide
Plus the first step on Iran is acceptance, and more
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The Kadima leader says Israel is not the safest place in the world for Jews
Although probe is criticized as soft
A haftorah of unpopular decisions and profound prophecies
Plus Iran’s maybe-never nuke, Obama’s nuke summit today, and more in the news
Plus Russia takes foot off Iran’s gas, and more in the news
Yossi Melman explains why he couldn’t report the facts
With gag order lifted, there is a tale to tell!
Which is maybe why there’s so much of it!
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.