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 Stoudemire, Salita, Youkilis, and non-sports news
Although probe is criticized as soft
Plus IDF cleared on flotilla, another boat approaches, and more in the news
Plus Wolpe on Hitch, NYT on Jews, and more
IDF video of Israel’s raid on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla tells a different story
Israel’s mistake is trying to resolve new political problems with outdated military solutions
A haftorah of counting down and living it up
There’s linkage, too, between U.S. actions in Iraq and Afghanistan and Faisal Shahzad’s bombing attempt in Times Square
U.N. report author sentenced 28 blacks to death
The peace-processors sour, golden Goa, and more
Plus find out what The Skunk is, and more in the news
But Obama is more powerful than ever; and more in the news
When we were kids, I wanted to follow in my brother’s footsteps. Now, as adults, I’m reminded why.
Plus come back Sunday for the West Bank, and more in the news
Following the money to the Mossad
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.