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
Jeffrey Kahn and his wife are set to open one of the first medical marijuana dispensaries in Washington, D.C.
In a new memoir, Herb Silverman recounts his legal battle against a state ban on atheists seeking public office
Firgun is the ungrudging pleasure one takes in another’s good fortune, and there’s no English word for it
As standards of beauty shift, rhinoplasty—once a rite of passage for Jewish teens—declines in popularity
The documentary Pink Ribbons, Inc. casts a skeptical look at all those pink-branded efforts to raise awareness
Fashion designer Nudie Cohn, a Ukrainian-born Jew, gave country music its trademark rhinestone sparkle
A sold-out event at New York’s Citi Field aims to unite the ultra-Orthodox world against online ‘evils’
In the book Legacy, geneticist Harry Ostrer argues that Jewishness is biological, not just cultural
The famed conference’s lectures can’t be educational tools, because the bite-sized videos trivialize big ideas
After a controversial but predictable debate, a leading New York psychoanalytic society changes its name
Observant Jews smuggle kosher wine into Quebec and sell it illegally in secret locations, flouting laws they say are anti-Semitic
Few people know the programming languages like Java and Ruby that run the modern world. The People of the Book should fight against this illiteracy.
New memoirs by transgender authors Kate Bornstein and Joy Ladin illustrate the power of religion to shape how people construct their identities
A new film, 400 Miles to Freedom, follows Ethiopian immigrants who long to move to the Jewish state but find unexpected barriers upon arriving there
Evangelical Christians send students around the world to help the needy. Jews should do the same, extending tikkun olam beyond our community.
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
Chabad rabbinic students travel to rural areas with small Jewish populations
After delays caused by Orthodox men refusing to sit next to female passengers
The New York Times substitutes a bogus headline for actual reporting
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.