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
Madame Alexander launched her iconic doll company 90 years ago—decades before Barbie was born
The cards my Christian paternal grandparents sent me as a child came with small checks—and a hidden agenda
Instead of focusing on dieting before my daughter’s bat mitzvah, I decided to get in shape emotionally
I’m engaged to a non-Jew. We plan to build a Jewish family, even if it won’t look exactly like the one I grew up in.
The Talmud tells parents to teach our kids to swim. The Olympic champ and reality TV star makes that easier.
The Holocaust destroyed Plock’s Jewish community. But the exodus started decades earlier, after World War I.
As we rush to file our taxes, parents should take a moment to teach kids about money—and Jewish ethics
Thanks to the patchwork of laws about same-sex marriage, I got trapped in legal limbo when I wanted a divorce
When I caught a foul ball at a baseball game, I felt the divine presence—and it changed my whole life
Every Passover, my family makes me the Seder’s “wicked son.” I don’t mind—it’s a part I was born to play.
Nobody expected my grandfather to show up at my apartment for Passover—two months after he died
Don’t just ask for donations at your bar or bat mitzvah. Do some homework and find a cause with meaning.
In My Mother’s Wars, Lillian Faderman recalls her single mother’s frustrated efforts to save her family from the Holocaust
The Purim Superhero, a new picture book for Jewish children, includes gay parents. It’s about time.
My grandmother set me up with a cute, Jewish girl. We had a lot in common—including our family tree.
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.