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.
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
The maestro slams artistic boycotts and Israel’s Palestinian stance as his Philharmonic visits Carnegie Hall
What it means for Israeli politics
Plus French authorities look back on their investigation of Toulouse gunman
What’s known and unknown about bilateral talks with Iran
Sheldon Adelson, Israeli media, and the shrinking voice of the left
Bucking convention in his village, Yousef Juhja sent three sons to the IDF—and one paid the ultimate price
Plus a plan to legalize the settlements in the West Bank?
An October surprise with some curious timing
What’s up? A follow-up to our round-up
Plus Jay-Z lights the menorah in Brooklyn
Or perhaps proof of why we need more Jewish holidays
Plus French raids on domestic terror cells yields some frightening results
Plus a synagogue in Brussels gets tagged with serious anti-Semitic graffiti
Plus Alan Gross gets a visit from Cuban Jewish leaders
The United Nations and the bomb diagram
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.