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
Sad ‘Friends of Hamas’ story has a hilarious conclusion
Plus the Hagel “Friends of Hamas” rumor gets put to rest with gusto
Plus Obama’s Israel itinerary and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue
An unaired ‘Saturday Night Live’ skit caused a stir
Plus the full broadcast from Ed Koch’s funeral
Plus Hagel gets mixed reviews on performance at hearing
Plus Hagel apologies for his previous remarks on the Jewish lobby
An intense morning for the defense secretary nominee
The defense secretary nominee is getting grilled
Barack Obama and Chuck Hagel look to the 34th president as a foreign-affairs model. But is it a willful misreading?
Plus fact checking claims on Chuck Hagel
Plus Bob Woodward on why Chuck Hagel was nominated
Plus Colin Powell backs Hagel for Defense Secretary
Plus Jack Lew to be named Treasury Secretary tomorrow
The Hizzoner lashes out at President Obama
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.