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
The influential writer reflects on six decades of art, worry, and Jewish Princess jokes
Assassinated for his opposition to Zionism, de Haan’s life was a succession of scandals, from sex with young Arabs to radical diplomacy
‘This Changes Everything’ is great, except for the parts that don’t add up
The Book of Jonah teaches us to reach beyond our own community with the holiday’s message—whether we are accepted or rejected
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
Talking about lizards at a writers’ conference in Bali
Pioneering feminist comics artist Nicole Hollander has drawn her big-haired, big-nosed heroine for 30 years
My mother pretended we weren’t Jewish when we moved to the South—but couldn’t resist kvelling over my book about it
The vintage children’s book about a Jewish Tom Thumb still speaks to today’s kids
Finishing the Torah cycle, like finishing a scary children’s book, provides a much-needed sense of accomplishment
To the neurotic urban parent, Sukkot might as well be called Booths of Death
How a current best-seller gets Yom Kippur shockingly right
Rosh Hashanah, a reminder of the cyclical nature of Jewish life, provides good lessons for parenting
‘Inclusive’ education—when special-needs students share classrooms with other students—benefits all kids
The Julia Roberts blockbuster—and the Elizabeth Gilbert memoir it’s based on—get the prayer part all wrong
A hot day in Tel Aviv, a bored child, and a discussion of the Commandments
A new book defends the height-challenged and teaches kids about the misuse of science
City or subdivision: Where’s the best place to raise kids?
Rethinking the traditions of tish and bedeken for a progressive, egalitarian wedding
The blessings of Jewish camps for special-needs kids
Who needs Christian Bale as Moses when Val Kilmer did a brilliant job in the 90s?
Baruch Lebovits, who pleaded guilty to child molestation in May, served less than three months
Rudolf Hess’ prison food is being photographed for the first time.
How the 1984 paranormal comedy ended up in the conservative film canon
Jill Soloway’s latest offering is absorbing, sincere, and tender
A case of how doing what seems wrong can also be what’s right
Setting the record straight on the Hall of Famer’s 69th birthday
Talmudic scholars have never agreed on the pre-Yom Kippur chicken sacrifice
Rivlin joins 11-year-old George Amira, whose anti-bullying video went viral
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.