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
There’s linkage, too, between U.S. actions in Iraq and Afghanistan and Faisal Shahzad’s bombing attempt in Times Square
Plus a Jewish ‘Jersey Shore,’ and more
Analyzing a poll that found 42% approval
Plus welfare mess, White House shindig, and more in the news
Malcolm Hoenlein has served as the unofficial king of the Jews for the past three decades, but a combination of forces threatens his rule
And struggles to find co-signers
Plus habemus proximity talks! and more in the news
Plus cartoon Jesus, Gen-Stewart, and more
Plus Clegg primed for power, and more in the news
Plus de-linking ‘linkage,’ non-Ambassador Dershowitz, and more in the news
Stays squarely in the Common Era
Plus Wiesel dines Chez Obama, Mideast nukes, and more in the news
Much to learn from NYT’s ’20-Somethings’
Sometimes criticism is just criticism
Plus proximity talks to begin this week, 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.