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
New two-state legislative initiatives will test how willing their base is to be led
Nancy Pelosi called a two-state solution ‘essential to U.S. national security’
As Dianne Feinstein accepts its endorsement, the liberal Israel advocacy group gets the gravitas it craves
J Street’s Ben-Ami questions ECI’s ‘substantive objections’
It’s the children of Irgun fighters who are known as princes of the Israeli right. But Benzion Netanyahu was a scholar, not an underground militant.
Plus $100k up for grabs! and more in the news
UPDATED: Many conference attendees stand to the left of the official party line; some support the boycott of products made in West Bank settlements
Oren slams call; J Street’s Ben-Ami praises analysis, differs on prescription
Jewish liberals sign new ‘Statement Against Smears’
Dispatch from the corner of 92nd and J
The law of unintended consequences
The state of the Jewish state: Activists, artists, and academics—including Jeremy Ben-Ami, Udi Aloni, and Albert Einstein—argue about Israel
Plus Syria heats up, and more in the news
Loyalty to GOP is tested on missile treaty
Of course J Street and ECI are partisan—who cares?
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.