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
A sukkah of tomorrow, held up by its inhabitants
The latest in Holocaust and Lebowski scholarship
The Coen brothers’ new movie is a masterful meditation on Judaism
A student sukkah project harks back to architecture’s dawn
A portable sukkah for the weekday wanderer
Representations of women in Romania’s Jewish cemeteries
Compulsions, subversions, and a TV tell-all
How Louis Brandeis’s Zionism was rooted in American patriotism
Francine Prose on Anne Frank’s overlooked abilities as a writer
In praise of Shel Silverstein and other banned children’s book authors
Kol Nidre gets me every time
A translation of Mahmoud Darwish’s journals offers an introduction to the Palestinian poet’s work
The author of ‘In Cheap We Trust’ on the history of a Jewish stereotype
In his essays on the writing life, Michael Greenberg emerges as figure out of Bellow
Far-flung rites and gustatory delights
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.