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
As Obama sits down with Netanyahu and Abbas, a brief history of the trilateral summit
How the neoconservative columnist’s x-ray vision will be missed
Parsing right and wrong with political philosopher Michael Sandel
How synagogues and their congregants are handling the economic downturn
How the U.N. report on alleged Israeli war crimes in Gaza compares to the IDF‘s
Norman Podhoretz unravels the mystery of Jewish attachment to liberalism
Why the philo-Semitic Republic of Georgia has no Jews
The do-it-yourself approach to synagogue security
What will he do about the released Lockerbie bomber?
Why a Third Lebanon War would be far worse than the Second
The indictment against Ehud Olmert alleges a byzantine system of fraud
Ted Kennedy—friend of Israel, champion of social justice, advocate for Soviet Jews—became part of our family
Why the antiwar group Code Pink has targeted an Israeli cosmetics company
Does Human Rights Watch have an Israel problem?
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.