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
Thomas Friedman, Elliott Abrams, Walter Russell Mead, and Aaron David Miller advise the next president
Plus Aaron David Miller on Platformgate
Plus Annan would leave Assad, the Big Baby and his knishes, and more
Plus the limits of the lobby, and more in the news
Not exactly, but Israeli politics are entering America
Oxford-style debate raged over U.N. membership
Plus the U.S. reacts strongly to Iran nuclear report, and more
Plus the uncowardly Robert Ford, the Hasidic Sam Spade, and more
Plus, why Assad is still around, the most perfect Brooklyn trend piece, and more
Plus the man who gave us Passover Coke, and more
Plus hip prayer shawls, McCain calls for Pollard’s release, and more
Plus Balkany gets four, Helen Thomas doubles down, and more
Plus a few minor things that happened, and more
Plus Loughner in court, and more in the news
Plus hot Jewish Ivy League frat-boys, and more
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.