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
‘This Changes Everything’ is great, except for the parts that don’t add up
A veteran practitioner of the art of translation considers the challenges—and successes—of Hebrew literature
For centuries, Western classical music propelled listeners toward Christian salvation. Then Jewish music changed everything.
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
After my mother died, I couldn’t recite the High Holiday prayer anymore—until I gained a new understanding of its words
Chemical weapons or not, the next few weeks in Syria will be tough to watch
Plus reports that rockets have now hit Israel from Sinai
The JFNA General Assembly gets evacuated
Plus Giffords faces her shooter, Greek Jews strategize, and more
Israel and Iran featured in a foreign policy debate with little substance
The former UN chief is hawking a book and we’ve got some advice
An October surprise with some curious timing
Plus Bar Refaeli wants to make a sex tape
The Syrian diaspora in Israel watches its once-vibrant ancestral home fall to ruin in the country’s civil war
Plus, Syria’s prime minister defects to Jordan
Meanwhile Ahmadinejad calls for Israel’s destruction…again
The Hezbollah leader affirms his support for Assad
Plus Beebs strikes again.
Plus Kadima threat to leave government is real, and more in the news
Syrian president tries to patch up rift with Turkey by his usual method
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.