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
Spectacle is evidence of incompetence, not anti-Israel conspiracy.
Stresses “golden and capital city” after it was temporarily cut from platform
Party platform amended to include Jerusalem—and delegates boo loudly
Plus State of Berlin legalizes circumcision
Plus the Democratic platform: no word on Jerusalem
Plus U.S. snags $150m from Canadian bank linked to Hezbollah
Plus a settler leader gets profiled by the Times
Israel’s main library remains underfunded and short on staff, even as neighboring cultural institutions thrive
The Moby-Dick author sought spiritual connection on an 1857 Holy Land trip. He found dust and rocks instead.
Israel fears a crisis in Egypt, but the U.S. remains calm. How did these allies come to see things so differently?
Why a quarter of a million people turned out to mourn Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv
Everything you need to know about Mitt’s visit (and more)
After 119 years, the windmill will turn again
Plus Peres warns about settlements’ consequences, and more
On some Israeli buses, only men sit in the front. With the law on their side, some women are fighting back.
Beppe Grillo under fire for anti-government poem based on ‘If This Is a Man’
Funny or Die’s solution to gratuitous violence in movies: a menschy 007
Authorities discovered the trove, headed for Belgium, during a cargo search
Is his attack on Ben Brantley a star’s bruised ego or something more…artistic?
Rabbi Shalom Cohen has likened Modern Orthodox Jews to Amalek
The first Clinton grandchild is due later this year
Vaan Nguyen, child of Vietnamese refugees, is one of Israel’s rising stars
Leaflets telling Jews to register with authorities not actually from ‘authorities’
‘Hate speech’ charges stemmed from 2012 Rolling Stone interview
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.