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
Israeli society debates the value of Haredi jobs, but Patrick Leigh Fermor saw the ultra-Orthodox hard at work
In tense Knesset debate, Yesh Atid head critiques Haredi society and defends using Facebook on Shabbat
My ancestor, an ultra-Orthodox rabbi, was nearly killed by Zionists. Anti-haredi animosity still drives Israel mad.
Following the electoral upheaval, some clarity
Plus Lapid and Bennett relinquish requests for Deputy PM titles
It’s becoming impossible to ignore the rumors about Sara Netanyahu’s involvement in her husband’s decisions
Plus Jewish Indian food for Passover
Reports say there will be a swearing-in tomorrow or next week
Plus last conspirator to kill Hitler dies at age 90
Report says after holding out for foreign minister post, Lapid will yield
With nine days to go, things are getting interesting
The powerful Italian comedian-turned-politician is further proof that vacuous celebrity candidates are bad news
Plus the meaning of the Yair Lapid/Naftali Bennett alliance
Why Ruth Calderon, a Talmud scholar and rookie politician, has a shot at breaking the Orthodox monopoly on Judaism
Plus Lapid talks peace talks, but cautiously
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.