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, Chuck wants his money back!
No specifics on Bibi-Barack meeting, and more from the Conference
A new president, a hard push for hard sanctions
Plus Quartet backs state in two years, and more in the news
Plus Tzipi Livni, two nations turn their frustrated eyes to you, and more
Plus wait ’til at least next year for Iranian nuke, and more in the news
Fallout from last week’s East J’lem announcement continues
Plus Hillary to AIPAC, should Bar ditch Leo?, and more
Where we see coincidences in U.S. news coverage of the Middle East, locals see conspiracies—and sometimes they’re right
Plus carping over gefilte fish, and more bad puns
Plus Israel goes to California, Weiner on “chutzpah,” and more in the news
Plus new U.S. Syria envoy also killed Jesse James, and more
Plus skirmish over Lebanon, Palestinian sex scandal, and more in the news
Plus China nixes sanctions, Lieberman rattles saber, and more
But isn’t some reinterpretation necessary?
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.