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
The leader of a historic Lower East Side synagogue wants to tear it down to build luxury condos
John Garfield, the tough, underrated Hollywood star who would have turned 100 today, embodied Jewish pride
Plus President Obama kicks off second term
Plus the brother of the Toulouse gunman speaks
The iconic Lower East Side deli keeps serving after Hurricane Sandy
New Yorker or Israeli, Jewish or Gentile, here are ways to aid those impacted
A thrift shop in New York’s East Village holds the story of my kids’ early years, and of a changed neighborhood
Nathan Hilu, an 89-year-old veteran who lives on New York’s Lower East Side, makes frenzied art from his potent memories of Jewish life and loss
A new high-end residential development is seeking to add a shine of kosher chic to the historic—if also historically downmarket—Lower East Side
Activists want building declared a landmark
After stints working in graphic design and pizza-making, Noah Wildman found his true culinary calling in making a better knish
The shul on Stanton Street outlasted others in a neighborhood once dense with them. One writer spent his summer trying to find out why. An excerpt.
A brief guide to knishes in the United States
A Jewish Museum exhibit on the New York Photo League shows how its photographers fetishized poverty for the sake of propaganda
The pickle, reviled by American food purists, was a staple of the Jewish immigrant diet
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.