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
Sam Harris reminds Andrew Sullivan to choose his words wisely on Gaza
A new genre of journalism brings up the good, the bad, and the ugly of liberal soul-searching
Obama asked AIPAC to support a strike. Now everyone’s blaming the Jews.
Should rabbis and other clerics engage in politics? Only, it seems, if they support liberal policies.
For those keeping score at home
Turning a controversy about Israel into a conspiracy about Jews
Plus the former Penn State President speak
The Christian right, radical Islamists, and secular leftists agree: this atheist is America’s most dangerous man
When Andrew Sullivan and Roger Cohen link the prime minister’s policies to Ze’ev Jabotinsky, they’re getting the early Zionist leader all wrong
Which might be more a case of ‘Zionist B.S.’
Plus Koch on Perry, the TriBeCa SuKaAh, and more
Plus Rivers crosses Palin and lives to tell about it, and more
The ‘TNR’ editor heads for the Holy Land
The response to Lee Smith’s follow-up
Toward a definition of Jew-baiting, 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.