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 smoked meat in a pastrami town
A new law allows Israelis to import books translated in Arab world
As Iran holds its ground and hope of peace talks recedes
Plus Iran, Russia, Lebanon, and more in the news
Plus Iran responds, the high cost of kosher, and more in the news
Plus an Israeli in the NBA, Lebanese rockets, and more in the news
Samuel Maoz’s ‘Lebanon’ is the latest of three recent films about the 1982 Lebanon war
Saying it’s one-sided
Plus debating Iran sanctions and Biden’s early new year.
Hezbollah didn’t do it, but action still raises tensions
More problems for rights group accused of anti-Israel bias
Why a Third Lebanon War would be far worse than the Second
No treaty soon with Lebanon; more Jewish building in East Jerusalem?
Germans like ‘Basterds,’ circumcision for all, and more in the morning news
Striking it rich, preparing for battle, and objecting to an award for Mary Robinson
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.