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
The influential writer reflects on six decades of art, worry, and Jewish Princess jokes
Assassinated for his opposition to Zionism, de Haan’s life was a succession of scandals, from sex with young Arabs to radical diplomacy
‘This Changes Everything’ is great, except for the parts that don’t add up
The Book of Jonah teaches us to reach beyond our own community with the holiday’s message—whether we are accepted or rejected
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
Are Israel’s suburban malls destroying its urban centers?
How a murder by a British major helped end the British Mandate in Palestine
Understanding Robert Novak’s controversial relationship with Israel and Judaism
What would Maimonides say about health-care reform?
Meet Washington’s gay-friendly Orthodox rabbi
What if the head of Hamburg’s Jewish community wasn’t actually Jewish?
Considering the settlements on the 80th anniversary of a massacre
Why Benjamin Netanyahu is having a more successful term than anyone expected
New National Jewish Democratic Council president David Harris must lead the group in the age of Obama
The former ‘Nation’ editor and publisher remembers Sidney Zion, crusading journalist and renegade Jew
Krav Maga, and why the martial-arts world loves Israel
Israel loses Amos Kenan, author, artist, activist, native son
What we can learn from the Philippines housewife who defeated a dictator
With his debut novel, essayist Gadi Taub shows an unfamiliar side of Israel—and of himself
Does the gay-center shooting spell the end of Tel Aviv as utopia?
Who needs Christian Bale as Moses when Val Kilmer did a brilliant job in the 90s?
Baruch Lebovits, who pleaded guilty to child molestation in May, served less than three months
Rudolf Hess’ prison food is being photographed for the first time.
How the 1984 paranormal comedy ended up in the conservative film canon
Jill Soloway’s latest offering is absorbing, sincere, and tender
A case of how doing what seems wrong can also be what’s right
Setting the record straight on the Hall of Famer’s 69th birthday
Talmudic scholars have never agreed on the pre-Yom Kippur chicken sacrifice
Rivlin joins 11-year-old George Amira, whose anti-bullying video went viral
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.