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
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The cab-driving poet and his wife marched alone together in the Israel Day Parade
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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
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Talk and more talk today in the news
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Israel evacuates an illegal settlement, steps up efforts to placate U.S.
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Correspondence templates taught Jews both literacy and how to be modern. A new anthology shows their entertainment value.