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
Reconsidering Bill Graham, the war refugee turned Summer of Love impresario who forever changed concertgoing
A jazz drummer turns to gospel
I have Bob Dylan to thank for my career, my child, and my soul
How a cantor became an American music legend
Composer Osvaldo Golijov
Why isn’t Dayna Kurtz a household name?
With a little self-invention and a lot of talent, Doc Pomus left his mark on rock ‘n’ roll
Flory Jagoda sings the songs of her great-great-great-great-great grandparents
Parodies that make us cringe today used to make people roar. A music critic discovers Abie Cohen, the Jewish version of Aunt Jemima.
Bluesman Jeremiah Lockwood finds his voice in his grandfather’s liturgical repertoire
Talking with Jewlia Eisenberg about the Algerian divas who rock her world
Sufjan Stevens makes a record his own way
With a new documentary and a book of poems, Leonard Cohen is primed for a comeback. For Suzanne Snider, he never went away.
Galeet Dardashti finds the Israeli audience her grandfather never had
A visit with the composer who took over where Marc Blitzstein left off
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.