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 Libya fallout, Ian McEwan, and more
In other news, someone should be fired for diplomatic malpractice
But its bluff is called; vote on harsher resolution could come Friday
An IDF vet with ‘a great sense of discomfort about my own personal behavior’ when he patrolled the Occupied Territories now leads a group called Breaking the Silence dedicated to exposing the messy work of occupation
Israelis have a hard time settling differences, let alone settlements
Will anti-settlement sentiment prove a tipping point?
Plus the ADL still likes Hank, and more in the news
Why the U.S. cut the freeze-extension deal
Plus the incredible, inedible foreskin, and more
Plus Weisz and Aronofsky call it quits, and more
Lunch with Yossi Klein Halevi
Cohen: The conflict concerns sovereignty and security
Israel beats its enemies on the battlefield, but it loses the more important fight, for PR supremacy, to savvier operators like Hezbollah
With freeze over and talks alive, PM gets the win
Plus a murky West Bank killing, and more in the news
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.