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 look at the today’s big days, including a special one
The Peter Beinart article to end them all (literally)
Competition among the yeshivot
A closer reading of Ernest Coles
Words Jews use
Cohen and Shteyngart team up to drink, and more
Novelists Gary Shteyngart and Joshua Cohen discuss their dark visions of the future
Rotem bill, currently frozen, provoked strong opposition stateside
Our editor reflects on a great mentor
Avishai aims at Newhouse, misses
Plus Iron Dome is fully forged, and more in the news
Emerging pedagogy looks at life before wartime
Plus Abbas is told to keep talks indirect, and more in the news
Our editor returns fire in the NYT
For once, pre-Holocaust photographer conjures appropriate nostalgia
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.