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 women for peace, and more
Your weekly dose of Israelispeak
Plus Yitzhak Rabin’s (non-?)legacy, and more in the news
J Street chief Jeremy Ben-Ami calls the plays for the first self-confident alternative Jewish establishment
Long live the peace talks?
Barack Obama courted American Jews as a candidate, but the relationship is on the rocks
Plus the death of a ‘lexical supermaven,’ and more in the news
New bill would require pledge of Jews, too
Plus Hamas may have anti-aircraft missiles, and more in the news
Plus the Bibi-Lieberman bickering, and more in the news
Plus Paladino and his rabbi, and more in the news
Man Booker winner Howard Jacobson talks about English anti-Semitism, ping-pong, and the seriousness of Jewish jokes
The Kadima leader says Israel is not the safest place in the world for Jews
Fixation on settlements forces right-wing victory
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.