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
A giant leap for mankind, a short drive for my family
Mamas who don’t want their babies to grow up to be soldiers
How my shrink helped me by becoming my biggest problem
Summertime, and the car rides ain’t easy
An illustrated look at a lifetime of jobs
Pop culture critic Nathan Rabin illuminates his tumultuous adolescence in a new memoir
The day my niece marched for gay pride
A pair of twins navigate geographic and political divides
The missed opportunity behind the badge of bad mommyhood
Yiddish radio was booming in the 1930s and ’40s. A scholar looks back.
The huggy, hilarious little nutball from elsewhere: my daughter
VIDEO: Assisted Loving author Bob Morris on helping his elderly dad to date
Writer Sam Apple on how parenthood changed him—and how it didn’t
Thinking outside the Jacob-and-Hannah box for Jewish baby names
Reading A Treasure for My Daughter, a 1950 guide to Jewish womanhood
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
Annual retreat draws a diverse group with a love for the Jewish language
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.