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
Plus Oliver Stone on Jewish media dominance, and more
Plus the freeze truly will end in Sept., and more in the news
Israeli President Shimon Peres reflects on his mentor, his peace partner, and whether the State of Israel will survive
Rotem bill, currently frozen, provoked strong opposition stateside
Opposing bill, PM challenges coalition partners
Plus Mubarak backs direct talks, and more in the news
A haftorah of dire straits and new directions
In 2001, PM boasted of manipulating Oslo accords
Plus the non-freeze, the non-talks, and more in the news
Obama backs Bibi on direct talks
New York elite welcome him at the Plaza
Plus Hoffman cancels Israel appearance, and more
Plus Israel files internal Gaza War charges, and more in the news
As Netanyahu arrives in Washington a final Israeli-Palestinian agreement couldn’t be further away
Two happy faces, at least for the press
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.