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 controversial new Madoff play may be obscene, but that’s why it’s great
Songs from Tablet Magazine’s ‘Gypsy’-inspired Passover musical
How Russian-Jewish émigrés are changing the face of competitive ballroom dance
How a latter-day vaudevillian from Kansas City got himself to speak perfect Yiddish
As it progressed, the playwright’s autobiographical trilogy grew more dark—and more true
A new play considers the psychology of Holocaust survivors fixed on vengeance
A look at four plays from New York’s Fringe Festival
After 42 years, ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ star Topol is still stuck in Anatevka
A play examines the notion that Nazis made soap from Jewish flesh
In Daniel Burman’s first play, a son tries to escape his mother’s grasp
What the new Tin Pan Alley Rag teaches us about Irving Berlin and the other Jews who wrote the American songbook
An Israeli choreographer turns a venerable Berlin shul into a performance space
Playwright David Adjmi’s love-hate relationship with his Syrian Jewish roots
Yiddish theater, long eulogized, is celebrated at a Montreal festival
Caraid O’Brien is a Ulysses performer and Yiddish-theater translator
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’
Elana Sztokman flies the not-so friendly skies home to Israel
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.