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
After reading my book out loud, I finally accepted the truth: I’m just not an oral tradition kind of guy
The cards my Christian paternal grandparents sent me as a child came with small checks—and a hidden agenda
David Hartman, my late study partner, wanted to be a great rabbi. He ended up in a war for Judaism’s future.
At the Western Wall, the latest incarnation of an ancient Jewish battle between tradition and modernity
I used to love putting on tefillin every day, but as I got older, I lost my faith. Now they sit on my shelf.
Reports about a religious woman running for office reveal a media blind spot: Orthodox women
I fell for the girl in the FBI T-shirt the first time I saw her. But she was religious, and I wasn’t.
From the archive: A gay man and an Orthodox rabbi find connection in Wayne Hoffman’s novel Sweet Like Sugar
When my daughter got married at 20, I worried she was too young. But I was the one who wasn’t ready.
On same-sex marriage, Orthodox Jews should keep the religious and civil separate—as they do on other issues
For some ultra-Orthodox writers, the tension between obedience and skepticism in their community fuels a unique art
The attacks on domestic bliss in Alix Kates Shulman’s novel Ménage would resonate with Orthodox Jews
While Orthodox girls obsess about skirt length and hosiery choices, are we overlooking Judaism’s most important lessons about modesty?
I grew up in a world of observance, separate from secular America, but soon realized that the borders are more porous than they seem
Beppe Grillo under fire for anti-government poem based on ‘If This Is a Man’
Funny or Die’s solution to gratuitous violence in movies: a menschy 007
Authorities discovered the trove, headed for Belgium, during a cargo search
Is his attack on Ben Brantley a star’s bruised ego or something more…artistic?
Rabbi Shalom Cohen has likened Modern Orthodox Jews to Amalek
The first Clinton grandchild is due later this year
Vaan Nguyen, child of Vietnamese refugees, is one of Israel’s rising stars
Leaflets telling Jews to register with authorities not actually from ‘authorities’
‘Hate speech’ charges stemmed from 2012 Rolling Stone interview
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.