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
‘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
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
Can Shalom TV find the viewers it craves?
The Golem migrates from Prague to Springfield
On Aaron Sorkin’s new show, the banter is flying and the Christian right is raging
Who really wears the pants in the home of foul-mouthed agent Ari Gold?
Oprah visits Auschwitz: In good taste or bad?
A celebrity rabbi takes on the American living room
The Real World: Key West features two Jewish cast members: After all the boozing and broken hearts will they end up together?
Try as it might, ABC’s Sons & Daughters is no Arrested Development
VH1′s So Jewtastic is a case of the lady who doth protest too much
Entourage disappoints one of the faithful
A brief history of the television bar mitzvah
Why does Deadwood’s sheriff wear a star with six points?
Is there more to The O.C.’s Seth Cohen than meets the eye?
The willful ignorance of reality tv can be all too unreal
A pretty young rabbi becomes Nate Fisher’s spiritual counselor
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.