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
Plus Sacha Baron Cohen’s Yom Kippur service, and more in the news
Plus, Egypt admits it ignored Israel’s warning
Plus Sacha Baron Cohen flip flops on Shimon Peres
Plus among the Hasidim undercover and in drag, and more
In his Arab-despot farce, Sacha Baron Cohen tries too hard to get under the skin of Arabs, Jews, and Americans
Plus former Mossad head criticizes Romney, and more
Plus Israeli talks, Israeli Apartheid Week, and more
Sacha Baron Cohen has been warned not to commit any stunts at the Oscars. But why should he listen? It’s not as if he’ll ever win one.
Plus an uprising in Jordan, an argument in D.C., and more
You can bet on it (literally)
In other news, there is no Santa Claus
Plus Jesus and ‘The Simpsons,’ and more
Wants $110M because of scene in ‘Brüno’
Borat and Bart, the internet as shtetl, and last Afghani Jew wants a break
For signing on to Tel Aviv protest without due diligence
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.