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
The story of a yeshiva boy who turned to the gang life and lived to write about it
In the final installment of her illustrated memoir, a cartoonist considers her future
The 19th-century murder scandal that ended the reign of New York’s Sephardic aristocracy
How did a self-published first novel about ritual-bath murder end up plastered on prime Philadelphia billboards?
The Foreskin’s Lament author is at work on a new project: a comic novel about genocide
How to keep your kid from becoming a tattler
Jewish music you and your kids can both tolerate
The Annotated Child: Coping with the December dilemma
A Ladino conversation group gathers for festivities
An illustrated memoir of Hanukkah, materialism, and materials
The best Jewish chapter books of 2009
What not to buy this holiday season
Why are we so crazy when it comes to vaccines?
A documentary focuses on the grandchildren of Holocaust victims and perpetrators
Organ donation, the mitzvah not enough of us keep
The New York Times substitutes a bogus headline for actual reporting
It was meeting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi
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
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.