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
Talmudic scholars have never agreed on the pre-Yom Kippur chicken sacrifice
Inspired by Leviticus, eScapegoat lets users offload sins onto a virtual goat
According to Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig, maybe…
It’s the time of year for apologies, but not everyone has forgiveness on their mind. An argument for not saying sorry until God does.
A late-night mistake, a ruptured college friendship, and a Yom Kippur apology. Atonement can make things better, if not quite fix them.
Sixty years ago, I committed a small act of injustice against someone whose name I never knew. This Yom Kippur, I can finally set the record straight.
When fast-food-induced hallucinations of Chelsea Clinton precede Yom Kippur, extreme measures must be taken
Envisioning a rabbi’s struggle to write an original Yom Kippur sermon
Novelist Darin Strauss talks about living with, and atoning for, a terrible car accident
Apologies to the barrista, and to fellow commuters
That whole economic collapse? My bad.
He knows he shouldn’t make jokes about shul
My childhood bullying, and an attempt to atone for it
Pets and procrastination
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.