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
The compelling, intimate look at the family glosses over one important detail
How the statistician has permanently changed the polling game
Plus Syrian fire hits IDF jeeps near the border between Israel and Syria
Plus Anti-Semitic attacks in the United States are down from 2010
A child lashes out at Bronco Bamma and Mitt Romney
New York mayor will give $10-15 million in this election cycle
Who had the town hall debate’s most Jewish question?
Plus Hamas fires anti-aircraft weapon at Israel for first time ever
Losing sight of what’s useful
Plus Knesset dissolves (itself)
But partisan chatter marks the day
New poll shows economy top issue for Jewish voters, strong Obama support
The donor speaks out in a rare interview
Falsely accuses rabbi of leaving Jerusalem out of benediction
Plus State of Berlin legalizes circumcision
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.