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
Hope that love could bend the rules of kosher observance only went so far
David Sax celebrates the wonders of rolled beef, tongue, and other deli treats
Israeli food makes a splash in Dubai
A new restaurant prompts a writer to rethink his Jewishness
A toast to Cel-Ray, the one and only celery soda
Tracing the bagel from its humble origins to its berry-tomato-poppy ominpresence
Dining out in Israel with food aficionado Janna Gur
In Brooklyn’s best bubbly, I found a link to my borough’s storied past
The many meanings of seltzer, from thirst quencher to missile decoy
After 90 years, a Lower East Side institution shuts its doors
Taking a plunge into kosher wines
Importing dates, Iraqi-style
A misbegotten first attempt at making sufganiyot
Sensory overload kicks in on a tour through a kosher food convention
Cooking with Claudia Roden
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
Annual retreat draws a diverse group with a love for the Jewish language
Father of slain journalist Daniel Pearl calls production a ‘moral deformity’
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.