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
Plus an update from Hungary, chips and dip, and an Orthodox surfer
Plus Houston bomb threats, Haim, and Marc Meron
What seeming more and more like a normal day
Plus Bibi signs off on Sharansky’s new plan for the Western Wall
Plus diplomats say chemical weapons were used by Assad in Syria
Meanwhile, chaos in Syria takes a major Assad ally
Plus Syrian rebels capture UN peacemakers in the Golan Heights
Plus the Women of the Wall break through with largest service yet
Plus a Syrian university suffers a major attack
Plus the U.S. just says no to Bashar Assad’s peace plan
Plus Ellis Island still remains closed after Hurricane Sandy
Plus Brian Schatz is Hawaii’s choice to replace Senator Inouye
Plus Syrian police chief defects as post-Assad era looms
Plus UN envoy meets with Assad
Riots continue after death of Palestinian teen
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.