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
U.S. ambassador to Syria blames Russia, Iran for enabling slaughter
Plus, Ford on Syria, Kat Power cancels Israel concert, and more in the news
Plus Arab League proposes Syrian regime change, and more in the news
Plus the crisis moves toward Syria, and more in the news
Vetoed U.N. sanctions still betray which way the wind is blowing
Plus Congress halts some aid to Palestinians, and more in the news
Neoconservatives about-face on U.S. envoy to Syria
Plus ‘Islamic liberalism,’ Perry fisked, and more
Plus Israel clears out embassy in Jordan, and more in the news
Envoy angrily rebuts lie that most Syrian protesters are ‘terrorists’
Plus Kletzky dad sues confessed killer, and more
Yet Turkey, the U.S., and others still seem to hope Assad will come around
In face of horrors and condemnations, engagement still continues
The recent massacres in Oslo, Norway, and Hama, Syria, were both carried out by heartless sociopaths. Why does one of them—Syria’s Bashar al-Assad—continue to enjoy diplomatic relations with Washington?
Obama condemns assault on civilians, again stops short of demanding ouster
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.