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
Is Jewish rebellion really a form of submission? Two new novels and one political critic examine apostasy.
The Israeli author discusses his new book, ‘My Promised Land,’ with students
Yossi Klein Halevi, Amos Oz, and Ari Shavit take home top 2013 honors
Did Shelly Yachimovich, by avoiding matters of national security, kill Israel’s Labor Party?
Plus a member of Satmar community gets indicted on attack on rabbi
Plus African immigrants attacked in Tel Aviv, and more in the news
Why Bibi wants a new government before U.S. Election Day
Plus the limits of the lobby, and more in the news
Plus Palestinian hunger-striker gravely ill, the ‘Times of Israel,’ and more
Plus Jews slowly heading for the GOP? and more
A brouhaha with Egypt, and rockets from Gaza
Former Mossad chief is Netanyahu’s new unofficial domestic opponent
Why we should be shocked by Bibi’s shock
Plus rabba deux, and more
Plus, the hottest kosher spot on the Upper West Side, 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.