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
A philanthropic effort helps low-income immigrant Israeli women build small businesses by cooking the dishes they know best. It’s a good program, and it’s delicious food.
Blair Nosan founded the artisanal pickle company Suddenly Sauer, just one of several new businesses channeling locavore enthusiasm to bring a much-needed boost to Detroit and its Jewish community
Our celebrity-obsessed culture is depriving children of the lessons learned through playing bit parts
There are many ways a marriage can be tested. Inviting a strange cab driver into your home without informing your wife beforehand is one.
Sympathizing with Hitler—as Lars von Trier did this week at a much-publicized press conference at the Cannes film festival—may be the most Jewish thing the director has ever done
Scholar Adin Steinsaltz discusses his recently completed edition of the Talmud, why the Internet is better than TV, and the prospect of the Lubavitcher Rebbe and Elvis playing cards together
Tween star Demi Lovato’s recent admission that she’d engaged in self-harm casts light on what may be growing problem—both in the culture at large and among Jewish girls
This week’s parasha, a discussion of the sabbatical year, should serve as a reminder that the most precious thing we have is free time. And it’s time we stopped wasting it in front of the television.
Marking the first anniversary of his father’s death, a son reflects on the deceased’s once-powerful frame and how its legacy and memory continue to give him strength
Denim defined fashion for a generation of frum schoolgirls, who played with Orthodoxy’s rules of modesty through small acts of sartorial rebellion. A slideshow of one woman’s beskirted past.
Big Fat Gypsy Weddings—a documentary miniseries from the U.K. about a peripatetic group known as the Irish Travellers—has much to say about marginalized minorities everywhere
Not only is standardized testing plaguing our schools, driving us to cheat, and making our children sick; it’s completely antithetical to Jewish values
Some people love taking cruises. The retired couple in this short story, by Miami fiction writer Jeremy Glazer, enjoys watching them go by.
This week’s parasha argues that to become a great leader one must see beyond earthly concerns. It’s a lesson Israel’s current leadership could stand to revisit.
This year Mother’s Day falls on the eve of Israel’s Memorial Day. For one motherless daughter, the coincidence brings up comparisons she can’t ignore.
Who needs Christian Bale as Moses when Val Kilmer did a brilliant job in the 90s?
Baruch Lebovits, who pleaded guilty to child molestation in May, served less than three months
Rudolf Hess’ prison food is being photographed for the first time.
How the 1984 paranormal comedy ended up in the conservative film canon
Jill Soloway’s latest offering is absorbing, sincere, and tender
A case of how doing what seems wrong can also be what’s right
Setting the record straight on the Hall of Famer’s 69th birthday
Talmudic scholars have never agreed on the pre-Yom Kippur chicken sacrifice
Rivlin joins 11-year-old George Amira, whose anti-bullying video went viral
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.