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
In 2005, I spent Yom Kippur with Beth Israel Congregation in New Orleans
Eight years after the devastating storm, remembering the first High Holidays
The New York of the young novelist’s vividly imagined Odds Against Tomorrow looks an awful lot like us
It snows in Israel at least once every winter. So, why does the Israeli media cover it as though it was a war?
A handful of Jewish entrepreneurs are reinventing the jazz scene in New Orleans, a city with a tiny and aging Jewish population but a strong musical tradition in which different cultures have long mixed
Rosh Hashanah in New Orleans, five years after Hurricane Katrina
A New Yorker flees to New Orleans and finds himself surrounded by Jews
A New Orleans resident reflects on how the Czech master prepared him for the oil spill
Plus the Jordan Riverbed, and more
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.