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
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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 short, tragic life of English poet Isaac Rosenberg
Adina Hoffman’s quasi-biography of Palestinian poet Taha Muhammad Ali
How Louis Zukofsky grappled with Marxism, music, and math
Robert Pinsky’s poetry gets a rhythm section
A new collection offers four centuries of women’s spiritual literature
Can contemporary poetry engage the ancient art of prophecy?
A young poet’s journey on the island of Djerba
An activist poet explores the religious side of social justice
Cabaret-punk band Barbez pays tribute to Paul Celan
A poet brings a collection of 19th-century supplications back to life
Thirty years ago, Leslie Epstein raised hackles with his fictional take on the Lodz ghetto
Eve Grubin on what happens when poetry and religious life collide
With a new documentary and a book of poems, Leonard Cohen is primed for a comeback. For Suzanne Snider, he never went away.
While most of his peers associate their heritage only with suffering, G
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.