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
With 200 acres, a love of the mamaloshen, and little by way of experience, a dreamer starts Yiddish Farm
Author Simon Kuper uses soccer to show how, as Dutch Jews were killed, life went on for everyone else
Between stops on a world tour, Alisa Weilerstein remembers the late Elliott Carter and plays us some Bach
If a society’s vitality is evidenced by the pulse of its dance music, then there’s hope for Israel
A new book argues that the roster of Jewish jocks includes matadors, weightlifters, and competitive eaters
In The Canvas, novelist Benjamin Stein looks at the Binjamin Wilkomirski story from opposing angles
A new biography of the singer, performing in Brooklyn this week, tells how a penniless teen got her star born
The man who brought us When Bad Things Happen to Good People turns to a biblical predecessor for lessons
In Fortress Israel, journalist Patrick Tyler argues that the country’s warrior ethos impedes Mideast peace
A controversial radio play of the famous diary—rejected in 1952 as too Jewish—gets a second airing
Hanna Rosin’s book The End of Men says women now outperform men. Is that true in Jewish communal life?
Epichorus, led by a rabbinical student and with a Sudanese Muslim singer, redefines devotional music
Theodore Ross grew up pretending he wasn’t Jewish. His book Am I a Jew? traces his re-engagement with Judaism.
The Alaev Family, from Tajikistan by way of Israel, turns traditional folk songs into infectious dance music
Bambi was invented by a Viennese Jew. David Rakoff, who died Aug. 9, examined the story’s dark side in 2006.
The New York Times substitutes a bogus headline for actual reporting
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
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.