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
From the archives: Investigating the meaning of Hanukkah
From the archives: Flory Jagoda’s popular holiday song has its roots in a Bosnian village
Beliefs collide on a subway train
Composer Yotam Haber finds inspiration in a dusty Roman archive
Jews dominated the once-booming ostrich feather business. A historian finds out why.
Josh Kun finds forgotten treasures in old, discarded LPs
A London walking tour outlines the many divisions in British Jewry
Celebrating Jerusalem hip-hop with Coolooloosh
“Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner dishes on the show’s Jewish characters
La Mar Enfortuna reinterprets the music of the Sephardic diaspora
Novelist Yael Hedaya explores the daily struggles of modern Israelis
A new school in Germany promises cantors for Europe
A family blurs the borders between religion, superstition, and OCD
Ariel Sabar searches for the Edenic past his father left behind in Kurdistan
Dining out in Israel with food aficionado Janna Gur
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
Chabad rabbinic students travel to rural areas with small Jewish populations
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.