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 proximity talks to begin this week, and more in the news
Plus find out what The Skunk is, and more in the news
Plus Highway 443 revisited, and more in the news
Plus cruise control, building battle, and more in the news
Plus rockets, rejection, and more in the news
Would Israel launch a preemptive strike—despite U.S. opposition—to prevent an Iranian bomb? Despite its bluster, probably not.
Everyone thinks an Israel-Iran war would be over quickly. One analyst disagrees.
Plus Kyrgyz Jews, Finklestein in Turtle Bay, and more
Plus Russia takes foot off Iran’s gas, and more in the news
Plus much ado about nothing roses, and more
Plus Petraeus denies ‘linkage,’ and more in the news
Plus Bibi’s missing counter-offer, and more
Did Obama apply pressure at the wrong time?
Plus Elijah’s cup and Gilad’s chair, and more in the news
Things are tense between Obama and Bibi
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.