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 Fox cult hit ‘Glee’ is about outcasts and Broadway—so naturally it offers a Jewish storyline
Wallace Shawn on being Jewish—onscreen and off
Hunky Antonio Sabato Jr. looks for love on TV, with help from his mother
A documentary examines the life of Gertrude Berg, the driving force behind TV’s The Goldbergs
A new series brings a familiar face to an unfamiliar medium
NBC’s Kings is a modern-day telling of the story of David
Need someone to play a convincing Hasid in a movie or on TV? Eliezer Meyer is your man.
Robert Pinsky’s David, and NBC’s
CBS’s off-key take on Jewish life and love
Thirty years later, a look at how an American miniseries altered German perspectives on the Holocaust
My unnerving identification with the cuddly curmudgeon
“Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner dishes on the show’s Jewish characters
The surgical steps Alfred Hitchcock Presents took to adapt Philip Roth for television
Thirty years ago, Barbra and Golda made nice in prime time
Gertrude Berg conquered America. Why is she still something of a mystery?
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
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
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.