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
A bruising election keeps bruising
Plus Jack Lew as Secretary of Treasury?
Plus Turkey and Syria continue to heat up
Does this mean there can be peace?
A letter from Tel Aviv on the impact of Obama re-election
I have a lot in common with the conscientious objector. So, why can’t I stomach his decision to avoid IDF service?
In Pittsburgh, signs read “Obama… Oy Vey”
Plus Syrian fire hits IDF jeeps near the border between Israel and Syria
Palestinian leader takes two steps forward on right of return, two steps back
Joe rides the Shabbat elevator with McCain, tells a bad joke
Plus Sheldon Adelson makes his case
The Republican’s vision—based on choice and dignity, not dependence—is why Jews should support him
What drives the president—the chasm between the world as it is and ought to be—is what drives the Jewish people
Do we call this greenwashing, dankwashing, stinkwashing?
Obama’s Jack Lew and Romney’s Tevi Troy Spar, Then Pray, In Cleveland
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.