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 do-it-yourself approach to synagogue security
What will he do about the released Lockerbie bomber?
Ted Kennedy—friend of Israel, champion of social justice, advocate for Soviet Jews—became part of our family
Why the antiwar group Code Pink has targeted an Israeli cosmetics company
Understanding Robert Novak’s controversial relationship with Israel and Judaism
What would Maimonides say about health-care reform?
Meet Washington’s gay-friendly Orthodox rabbi
New National Jewish Democratic Council president David Harris must lead the group in the age of Obama
The former ‘Nation’ editor and publisher remembers Sidney Zion, crusading journalist and renegade Jew
Soviet Jewish emigré Orly Taitz is the ‘queen bee’ of the ‘birther’ movement
How a venerated rabbi got swept up in a sensational crime
How Iran’s presidential election changed U.S. foreign policy
It wasn’t Obama who was on the spot when the Jewish leaders came to call
A photographer discovers Jewish gravestones at a tony golf course
Max Blumenthal’s rise as the left’s YouTube documentarian
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.