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
What a diplomatic to-do means for Israel and the U.S.
Multibillion-dollar arms deal thrown into mix
Plus Moldovan anti-Semitism, a Hanukkah world record, and more
Plus a school war in N.Y., and more in the news
Except there’s no agreement on preconditions, or on potential mediator
Plus a rabbi’s odd crime, Ivanka’s wedding tchotchkes, and more
Portrayal in soap opera set during Gaza War comes as bilateral relationship struggles
‘Wash. Post’ on likelihood of peace talks, plus fundraisers, Wasserstein, and more in the news
Israel tries to stay friends, plus women and the law, and more in the news
After long decline, Ladino in Turkey enjoys a modest revival
Turkey wants in, Lieberman picks a fight, and more
Strange places for atheists, the plight of prisoners, and baseball takes a stand
Grigoris Balakian was the Primo Levi of the Armenian Genocide. Ninety years later, his memoir is published in English.
A family blurs the borders between religion, superstition, and OCD
A writer endeavors to learn exactly how ordinary people arrive at their systems of belief and disbelief
Beppe Grillo under fire for anti-government poem based on ‘If This Is a Man’
Funny or Die’s solution to gratuitous violence in movies: a menschy 007
Authorities discovered the trove, headed for Belgium, during a cargo search
Is his attack on Ben Brantley a star’s bruised ego or something more…artistic?
Rabbi Shalom Cohen has likened Modern Orthodox Jews to Amalek
The first Clinton grandchild is due later this year
Vaan Nguyen, child of Vietnamese refugees, is one of Israel’s rising stars
Leaflets telling Jews to register with authorities not actually from ‘authorities’
‘Hate speech’ charges stemmed from 2012 Rolling Stone interview
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.