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
The anniversary of Bibi’s father’s passing and an old peace initiative
The real tests are yet to come.
Plus discord at the negotiating table, and more in the news
Plus Syria abandoned, the Talmud on modesty, and more in the news
Plus tension in Lebanon, Iranian provocation, and more in the news
Plus Arab League/Syria communication breakdown, and more in the news
Plus Shalit and Grapel, East Jerusalem plans, and more in the news
Plus Lebanon backs, Congress threatens U.N., and more in the news
Plus, Arab League considers Security Council, creepy Breivik surgery, and more
Plus, Abbas declares emergency, Beck goes really tasteless, and more in the news
Plus Israel admits it has Palestinian engineer, and more in the news
Plus A’jad praises, meets with Hezbollah, and more in the news
Plus Palestinian studies at Columbia, and more
Plus Russia grows a backbone on Iran, and more in the news
Plus meet Congressman Grayson, and more in the news
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.