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
On his first trip abroad, the new secretary of state criticized Erdogan’s comments about Israel. It’s about time.
Six prominent thinkers and activists make their case—and their answers may surprise you
How did Menachem Begin’s Cabinet handle the truth about the Sabra and Shatila massacre? Here are the transcripts.
Melbourne’s Jews confront the mysterious death of one of their own, Ben Zygier, in an Israeli prison
David Hartman, my late study partner, wanted to be a great rabbi. He ended up in a war for Judaism’s future.
Zionism and the coming age of isolation
Contrary to conventional wisdom, Israelis haven’t become radicals. They’ve just abandoned a delusion.
Under rookie politician Naftali Bennett, religious Zionism is finally becoming Israel’s political mainstream
Adrift at home, a woman sets out to find the Promised Land—in Jamaica, Ethiopia, Ghana, and Israel
A friendship with an ambassador reveals the great writer’s surprising relationship with Israel
A startling example of life imitating art
Young Israeli soldiers have pushed older commanders into adopting a more aggressive social media strategy
In 2007, I traveled to Sderot to make a film. Months later, I made it my home—and Gaza my neighbor.
As rockets rain down on Israel, an Atlanta JCC bans Peter Beinart. When did we become so narrow-minded?
Tel Aviv’s fashion week is torn in two, but politicization has been stitched into the country’s fabric since 1949
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.