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
Labor Day sales and the Rosh Hashanah tradition of buying something new
Looking back on the year: what books, movies, or TV shows inspired you?
The fast-paced online news cycle can be addictive, but it’s also draining
Reevaluating the ever-changing borders between our public and private lives
Committing to better decision-making practices before the High Holidays
Heading into the Days of Awe with a new appreciation for just that—awe
Facing our shame is difficult but vital in preparation for the Day of Atonement
As the High Holidays approach, gratitude is more important than ever
Before the High Holidays, a chance to step back and reflect
Looking inward in the days leading up to the High Holidays
It’s one of the central tasks of the High Holidays—but why is it so hard?
As the High Holidays approach, finding ways to relax and de-stress
Trying to find lasting happiness—and not just at the check-out counter
Examining why we get angry, and how to deal with it effectively
Entering the second phase of Prepent, with an emphasis on emotions
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.