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 authors’ theories about chosenness may be wrong for everyone in the world—except pop stars
Ariel Marcus Rosenberg comes of age
Shmuley Boteach wants the government to extend blue laws and subsidize marriage counseling—and he’s running for Congress as a Republican
Pro-Israel Congresswoman Shelley Berkley, Democrat from Las Vegas, rides a hot streak
Complete with lousy ‘Thriller’ jokes
At least according to Shmuley Boteach book
Longtime ‘Variety’ columnist prompted Michael Jackson to change anti-Semitic lyric
Canada’s Israel boycott, Morocco’s Shoah recognition
Roseanne says Michael Jackson’s kids are Jewish
Fashion plates, golden coffins, and bad verse
Hamas and Israel both guilty, Rome adopts Shalit, and more from the news.
Faux paranoia, a subway skirmish, and a good call by God
Notes on the passing of a star
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.