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
P.M. nixes unilateral independence and bi-national state
Plus mathematician rejects prize money, and more
Plus Kagan discusses Chinese food, and more in the news
Inside Israel’s insane coalition politics
Plus Yuri wants a rematch, and more
Plus Alan ♥ Salam, and more in the news
Are they all Palestinians now?
Salam Fayyad tries to build a state
The Palestinians wait; Syria could be Israel’s shortcut
Plus informal U.S.-Hamas talks, Palestine next year, and more in the news
The ‘proximity talks,’ and what happens if they fail
Plus carping over gefilte fish, and more bad puns
The speeches at Herzliya, protecting the kids from Judaism, and more
And how possible Palestinian self-sovereignty could prompt progress
Plus Hamas in a huff and more in the news
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.