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
Plus Palin’s ‘Bird-Nose,’ and more
Plus Iran boasts about ships, ‘Isratine,’ and more in the news
Plus Iran talks fizzle, an end to U.S. engagement, and more in the news
Plus Natalie Portman probably says ‘Kennahurra,’ and more
Plus Bialik’s back, and more
Plus Iraqi church massacre, the Tea Party (Israeli), and more in the news
Why Jews remain important players in a global struggle
Plus Iron Dome is fully forged, and more in the news
General thinks Israel is merely one factor in region
On the Golan, Hamas, and—yes—J Street
Plus the Israeli with 17 wives, and more in the news
Plus post-Holocaust Picassos, Vampire Weekend’s Jewishness, and more
Over a scene in ‘Brüno’
Even if al-Qaeda wants it, plus more in the news
Bibi’s speech, kosher Google, and more from the morning papers
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.