I got my start in a contentious corner of the Jewish press. It’s good to be here again.
Everything you need to know about world turmoil today—from Obama to Assad to ISIS—is in the ethos of the Corleone family
‘Chained wives,’ refused Jewish divorces by their husbands, take to social media
‘This Changes Everything’ is great, except for the parts that don’t add up
A veteran practitioner of the art of translation considers the challenges—and successes—of Hebrew literature
For centuries, Western classical music propelled listeners toward Christian salvation. Then Jewish music changed everything.
Even if the person you wronged doesn’t remember what you did, it can still make a difference to ask for forgiveness. Maybe.
As Yom Kippur approaches, I’ll share what I’ve learned about how to apologize—and how not to
After my mother died, I couldn’t recite the High Holiday prayer anymore—until I gained a new understanding of its words
An off-Broadway show pays homage to the queens of comedy
Why an Orthodox novelist shuns Orthodox publishers
A young girl’s account of the Warsaw Ghetto was a big success. Then the diary—and its author—disappeared.
Judith Katzir on the lives of Israeli women, both real and imagined
Alisa Solomon gives us the story behind West Side Story
Emulated by Scorsese and worshipped by Spielberg, Samuel Fuller’s B movies still have the power to stun
Israeli cinema has finally come into its own
What exactly is “post-Jewish” art?
God & Co., Episode I
Sex, geopolitics, and You Don
How a bumbling immigrant from Kiev became a literary sensation
Unraveling the art of Sigalit Landau
What we’re reading—and rereading—this season
What does it mean to be devout in the movies?
The diverse work of four Israeli jewelers
The New York Times substitutes a bogus headline for actual reporting
It was meeting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Unlikely arrangement saves ornate ark as NYC temple becomes condominium
Paul Berman, Matti Friedman, Todd Gitlin, Heather Rogers, and Marc Weitzmann Give Us Five Reasons to Celebrate the New Year
Israel’s elite intelligence force now accepts virtual applications
The real-life gangster was a few years too late for the Prohibition-era show
The rocker will perform a free concert at his former high school tonight
Haaretz writer booted from Birzeit conference; will an academic boycott ensue?
Visiting Warsaw with my uncle, I saw a different part of WWII history
On a new album, the captivating leader of the band Pharaoh’s Daughter reclaims the music that dominated her religious childhood
Chaya Ben Baruch’s sixth child was born with Down syndrome. Then she did what every good mother does—set out to find him a mate.
The dynamic conductor and genius behind ‘West Side Story’ also wrote classical works. Allen Shawn explores what they reveal.