The Real Life Mensch Behind Mensch on a Bench

Neal Hoffman came up with the concept of Mensch on a Bench after his son asked for an Elf on a Shelf. Can he take the feel-good holiday gift mainstream?

8 Nights of Food Gifts: Grown-Up Gelt

When in doubt during gift-giving season, you can’t go wrong with a present that’s beautifully packaged, artisanal and edible — like these adult-friendly chocolate coins.

Voulez-Vouz Lire Cet Article? In the song ‘Lady Marmalade,’ Patti LaBelle employed the second person singular in memorable fashion.

Phil, We Hardly Knew Ye — Or Should We Say Vous?

The French say tu to close friends and vous with others, which won’t work in Hebrew or English. In his final column for the Forward, Philologos explains these linguistic intimacies.

Joe Biden Says Iran Nuclear Talks Working

Vice President Joe Biden said on Saturday there was a “less than even shot” of a nuclear deal with Iran but that it was still worth pursuing.

Singer of Tales: Israel Zamir has died at the age of 85.

Israel Zamir, a Man Who Was Far More Than Isaac Bashevis Singer's Son

Israel Zamir, who has died at age 85, was a noted journalist, author and translator. He was also the son of I.B. Singer. Benjamin Ivry recalls his life and career.