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
Zionism and the coming age of isolation
Contrary to conventional wisdom, Israelis haven’t become radicals. They’ve just abandoned a delusion.
Do they want to work with each other?
Plus Colin Powell backs Hagel for Defense Secretary
The Israeli premier has enraged his enemies again
Everything you wanted to know, but were too disenchanted to ask
Plus with Syrian conflict in mind, Israel plans a fence in the Golan Heights
Did Shelly Yachimovich, by avoiding matters of national security, kill Israel’s Labor Party?
Looking at which parties may run the next government and its ruling coalition
Plus Richard Ben Cramer dies at 62
On the cusp of this month’s Israeli election, powerful Likud politicians push for annexation of the West Bank
Reports had Dermer replacing Michael Oren as Israeli ambassador to U.S.
According to report, Bibi’s close adviser may take reins from Michael Oren
Plus Syrian police chief defects as post-Assad era looms
Following indictment, Israeli FM to quit, but will return for elections
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.