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
The fall of Assad’s pro-Iranian regime is a net gain for the U.S., even if what replaces it isn’t a reliable ally
Plus Colorado movie theater shooter identified, and more
The Hezbollah leader affirms his support for Assad
Plus Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld together again
Plus Beebs strikes again.
Plus cooking with Cel-Ray soda
Documentary film The Light in Her Eyes reveals how a Syrian school upends notions about religious education
Plus Kadima threat to leave government is real, and more in the news
Plus what is going on in Egypt? and more in the news
Should Columbia rescind the acceptance of Sheherazad Jaafari, who spun her boss’s atrocities to the press?
Plus Syria only gets worse, and more in the news
Inertia is its own moral choice, the great critic argued, a point to remember when facing the crisis in Syria
Plus Syria transition plan shockingly fails, and more in the news
Israeli officials condemns the violence in Syria even as the end game remains unclear
Plus, Reform and Conservative rabbis scorned, 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.