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
The film ‘Innocence of Muslims’ and the dangerous failing of the media
But real target is President Obama
Note to some of my fellow progressives: If we can’t argue about Israel without using anti-Semitic tropes, then the debate is lost before it even begins
CAP to-do shows signs of simmering … down
Plus, a break from Tebowing, Shalit joins Facebook, MVP Braun, and more
Plus Ed Koch presides over his bridge, and more
Plus ‘Israel Firsters,’ the Americans of Beit Shemesh, and more
Plus J Street vs. Berkeley, CAP responds, and more
Obama’s record is strong, he says, but the president needs to sell it better
J Street chief Jeremy Ben-Ami calls the plays for the first self-confident alternative Jewish establishment
Plus Shalom mon!, the Bible is even older, and more
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.