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
Matt Beynon Rees creates a new kind of sleuth
How Chagall—”the little Jew from Vitebsk”—became an art star
Daily Show writer Rob Kutner started putting on an annual Purimspiel five years ago. He discusses his rowdy and popular parody with Sara Ivry.
Thirty years ago, Leslie Epstein raised hackles with his fictional take on the Lodz ghetto
Hyman Bloom rose to fame, and fell into obscurity, with his eerie paintings of rabbis, ghosts, and demons
With a little self-invention and a lot of talent, Doc Pomus left his mark on rock ‘n’ roll
Four rarely-seen plays echo
What’s more unlikely than a romantic comedy
A son faces the ghosts his father left behind
Andre Aciman takes up the motifs explored in his memoir—desire, home, and memory—in a steamy debut novel, Call Me by Your Name.
Otto Dix unveiled the chaotic face of Weimar Germany
Composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown hasn’t always had an easy time fitting in. Neither have his characters.
A novelist brings to life a shameful episode in American history
Aline Kominsky Crumb tells all
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
Annual retreat draws a diverse group with a love for the Jewish language
Father of slain journalist Daniel Pearl calls production a ‘moral deformity’
Elana Sztokman flies the not-so friendly skies home to Israel
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.