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
Words Jews use
Pioneering feminist comics artist Nicole Hollander has drawn her big-haired, big-nosed heroine for 30 years
My mother pretended we weren’t Jewish when we moved to the South—but couldn’t resist kvelling over my book about it
Thinking about Noah while facing hope and heartbreak in the kennel
Why isn’t a Jew allowed to hate a fellow Jew?
The vintage children’s book about a Jewish Tom Thumb still speaks to today’s kids
Starting the Torah cycle anew and reckoning with Moses’ unfulfilled desire to reach the promised land
Sukkah City, in New York’s Union Square, was my attempt to bring Sukkot the attention it deserves
For a new Torah cycle, stories inspired by the weekly parasha. This week: a Nairobi slum, and the power of making the world known.
An illustrated look at Torah theft and Torah protection
Forgoing the usual bar and bat mitzvah swag, some teens are asking guests to contribute to charity
Finishing the Torah cycle, like finishing a scary children’s book, provides a much-needed sense of accomplishment
Reconsidering Hillel, the legendary rabbi whose distillation of Judaism’s core teachings still applies
To the neurotic urban parent, Sukkot might as well be called Booths of Death
Once home to Jewish immigrants, a South African city today hosts a very different sort of Jewish practice
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
Father of slain journalist Daniel Pearl calls production a ‘moral deformity’
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.