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
Another Tattler prediction come true: AMC’s 1960s New York drama series returns—full of ascendant Jews
In André Aciman’s new Harvard Square, an Egyptian-born Jew and a Tunisian Muslim meet their limits
By failing to name a street after the controversial philosopher, the city of Jerusalem proved he was right
An Israeli director is beaten in France, and his film, Rock the Casbah, gets mired in politics of perception
How ethnographer Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett became the keeper of Poland’s Jewish heritage
Two exhibits ask whether eruvs speak to our essential beings or just replicate the conditions of our wanderings
Rock legend Al Kooper opens up to Princeton’s Sean Wilentz about making music with Bob Dylan, and more
As HBO’s medieval fantasy Game of Thrones returns, imagining a Jewish version of the Seven Kingdoms
Eliyahu Stern’s new biography makes an ambitious case for Elijah of Vilna as the Jewish Beethoven
The writer unpacks her record collection and the lazy pleasures of a lifelong music listener
America’s greatest Jewish director was haunted by the Nazi horror—too much to address it directly in film
Room 237 uses Talmudic exegesis to uncover whether Kubrick’s film is about Indians, the Holocaust, or bears
Rachel Shukert’s new novel Starstruck rekindles her childhood romance with the golden age of film
Al Pacino channels a Shakespearean tragic hero in David Mamet’s new HBO film
The Internet says the Lost Temple of Israel is hidden in the South Pacific. A reporter went to investigate.
Chabad rabbinic students travel to rural areas with small Jewish populations
After delays caused by Orthodox men refusing to sit next to female passengers
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
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.