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
Even if Hebrew-language skills still elude him
Israel begs Cohen to add one more show
A new biography is overly impressed by Leonard Bernstein’s liberal politics
He plays Tel Aviv in September
What the new Tin Pan Alley Rag teaches us about Irving Berlin and the other Jews who wrote the American songbook
Singer-turned-illustrator David Berman releases cartoon book, to mixed reviews
And explains new album to Boston website
Pop-star Spears in talks for a Holocaust movie
Jordanian children’s rock group goes boom
Former ‘goy band’-er hosts UJA luncheon
And—who knew?—gay, too
A klezmer musician turns her grandmother’s FBI files into musical theater
A father’s rumination on teeth, lullabies, and the roots of language
What the Wittgenstein family gained and lost
The beat poet would have been 83.
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.