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
An a cappella mash-up we didn’t need, but don’t entirely mind
Opponents of the Hagel nomination write President Obama a letter
Plus Christine Quinn weighs the pros and cons of a Koch endorsement
Plus the Pentagon reverses ban on women in combat
Plus the Treasury Department warns about Iran avoiding sanctions
How the role of defense secretary is being defined
A question after Barak/Panetta, new sanctions, and Romney/Bibi
The White House’s line—that a strike can only delay the program—is an attempt to downplay our military capability
Some analysts say the White House leaked details of Israel’s alleged attack plan to discourage the Jewish state. Others call the idea ‘absurd.’
Weighing the evidence at the end of AIPAC week
Mixes technical military talk with light schtick
The Israeli leadership is at war with itself over Iran: In one corner, Bibi Netanyahu and Ehud Barak. In the other, former Mossad chief Meir Dagan.
How much of the bluster is just rhetoric?
Plus Meshaal in Amman, elections in Israel, and more in the news
A rickety economy and nuclear progress make war more likely
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.