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
A new president, a hard push for hard sanctions
Plus deadly clashes, habemus health care, and more in the news
And—ahem!—we predicted it
Plus Tzipi Livni, two nations turn their frustrated eyes to you, and more
Which is maybe why there’s so much of it!
Chicago lawyer Alan Solow is the putative spokesman for American Jewry, but does he have what it takes to manage the community’s increasingly complex relationship with the Obama Administration?
Plus death by Gaza rocket and more in the news
How the controversy has played in America
Plus wait ’til at least next year for Iranian nuke, and more in the news
Plus Palin wades in, Breitbart is ridiculous, and more
Why pick on our friends but not our enemies?
Plus a flashpoint J’lem shul, the right hits Obama, and more in the news
Fallout from last week’s East J’lem announcement continues
The ‘proximity talks,’ and what happens if they fail
What journalist’s new show means for conservatism
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.