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
Becomes first graphic designer to win National Medal of Arts
Figure much higher than at the height of Oslo Accords
Plus Israel goes to California, Weiner on “chutzpah,” and more in the news
Get your poorly kept beards ready
19th-century Russians sue for trademark violation
Plus Wisse kvells over Yiddish, Israel sells itself, and more
Plus new U.S. Syria envoy also killed Jesse James, and more
President needs a 75 on midterms to avoid being held back a year
N.Y. congressman gives Jon Stewart ‘naches’
Plus J.D.’s Jewishness Unease, blustery Dubai, and more
Plus frum dating, ‘nasology,’ Huckabee in Jerusalem, and more
Obama to attend controversial breakfast; Jew-groups silent
The speeches at Herzliya, protecting the kids from Judaism, and more
Rabbi Michael Lerner emails to call out the president, in the cause of tikkun olam
Warns against repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
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.