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
Looking at the overblown rhetoric on settlements, shameful silence on Syria
Plus Ellis Island still remains closed after Hurricane Sandy
Plus Brian Schatz is Hawaii’s choice to replace Senator Inouye
Plus Syrian police chief defects as post-Assad era looms
Plus UN envoy meets with Assad
Plus Jerry Seinfeld on the anatomy of a joke
Plus Jacob Ostreicher finally released by Bolivia
Plus Senator Daniel Inouye dies at 88
Riots continue after death of Palestinian teen
The U.S. refuses to arm rebel groups. Now, an al-Qaida affiliate has emerged as one of the strongest factions.
U.S. will strike Iran in 4-5 months if progress isn’t made
Plus students break the dreidel world record, which apparently exists
Chemical weapons or not, the next few weeks in Syria will be tough to watch
After Columbia controversy, Sheherazad Jaafari is at The New School
And other questions we never thought we’d ask
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.