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
Aluf Benn reflects on this summer’s war and its impact on the Israeli public
Plus German intelligence official resigns, and more in the news
Plus more power to Bibi, and more
Plus, Arab League considers Security Council, creepy Breivik surgery, and more
This week in Israel: borders are breached, a truck runs amok, Netanyahu tests the waters, Barak stands accused, and rabbis fireproof the Sabbath
Quote of the Day
Plus a Jewish baseball milestone, Larry King’s bagelry, and more
Officials enter radio silence, watch events to the south anxiously
Plus go hug an Armenian! and more
Plus R.I.P. Penn, the Jew of ‘Mad Men,’ and more
Plus which side will fold first, and more in the news
Plus Israel’s Gorbachev, and more
Plus Obama’s newly strong support for Israel, and more
Which is maybe why there’s so much of it!
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.