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
From the archive: Daniel Estrin’s 2012 report—which just won a prestigious award—on Jerusalem’s light rail
My beloved Beitar Jerusalem has some racist fans. Instead of abandoning the team, we should take it back.
The U.S. refuses to arm rebel groups. Now, an al-Qaida affiliate has emerged as one of the strongest factions.
On the anniversary of Rabin’s murder, the left-wing leadership can’t organize a unified rally to commemorate it
Bucking convention in his village, Yousef Juhja sent three sons to the IDF—and one paid the ultimate price
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
In the wake of the Israeli Supreme Court’s decision that Migron, a settlement north of Jerusalem, must be demolished, residents ponder their next step
A new book explores the ‘petrodiplomatic complex’ and Saudi influence on U.S. foreign policy
Traveling the world as an unaccompanied but observant Muslim young woman
As Iran holds its ground and hope of peace talks recedes
Plus losses, a warning, and a literary reunion
One blogger theorizes yes
If they’re of Arab descent, ‘Forward’ says
Plus a somber anniversary, a big giver, and more in the news
Milk, more Madonna, charity, and the lack thereof
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.