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
Jewish tradition is weighted definitively against pacifism. But does that mean drone warfare is kosher?
Six prominent thinkers and activists make their case—and their answers may surprise you
With the president and the prime minister otherwise occupied, will this year’s AIPAC confab bring any results?
Meet the two men responsible for the year’s biggest Jewish event: the pro-Israel lobby’s policy conference
The powerful Italian comedian-turned-politician is further proof that vacuous celebrity candidates are bad news
Chuck Hagel will be secretary of Defense, and Iran will go nuclear. So much for an all-powerful Israel Lobby.
Why couldn’t Soviet Jews see the dictator—who died 60 years ago—for the anti-Semitic murderer that he was?
Why Ruth Calderon, a Talmud scholar and rookie politician, has a shot at breaking the Orthodox monopoly on Judaism
How did Menachem Begin’s Cabinet handle the truth about the Sabra and Shatila massacre? Here are the transcripts.
Each Purim, star academics like Milton Friedman and Alan Dershowitz debate: latkes or hamantaschen?
Gov. John Kasich’s proposed statehouse monument is unprecedented. Some argue it’s also unnecessary.
Melbourne’s Jews confront the mysterious death of one of their own, Ben Zygier, in an Israeli prison
If North Korea has the bomb, as this week’s nuclear test indicated, then for all practical purposes, so does Iran
David Hartman, my late study partner, wanted to be a great rabbi. He ended up in a war for Judaism’s future.
As the Knesset debates conscription for Haredim, some teens are already leaving their community to serve
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.