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
Beards are having their pop cultural moment, but Jews have always known the value of a furry face
Al Pacino channels a Shakespearean tragic hero in David Mamet’s new HBO film
Video: Make perfect chicken soup and matzo balls from scratch—just in time for Passover
Three subjects—Iran, the Palestinians, and Syria—will surely be the subject of tonight’s dinner in Jerusalem
The range of problems and the variety of answers in the study of Oral Law lead to new pathways of reasoning
The new Disney Oz flick stars Jewish actors. Somewhere, over the rainbow, that will no longer matter.
Don’t just ask for donations at your bar or bat mitzvah. Do some homework and find a cause with meaning.
To overcome fated lives, the Talmud’s rabbis argued, perform virtuous acts according to Torah
On his first trip abroad, the new secretary of state criticized Erdogan’s comments about Israel. It’s about time.
Rabbis left enforcement of their Talmudic decrees to communal standards and voluntary commitment
One of the outrages of a Brooklyn assemblyman’s notorious choice of Purim costumes is its effect on anti-Semitism
Chuck Hagel will be secretary of Defense, and Iran will go nuclear. So much for an all-powerful Israel Lobby.
When is a tent just a tent and not like a bed or a hat? To update Jewish laws, the rabbis reasoned by analogy.
Billy Crystal is long gone, but the Academy Awards medley need not be! The Tattler sings of 2012’s best films.
Video: Bake the perfect batch of triangular cookies for the holiday—with homemade fruit filling
The New York Times substitutes a bogus headline for actual reporting
It was meeting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Unlikely arrangement saves ornate ark as NYC temple becomes condominium
Paul Berman, Matti Friedman, Todd Gitlin, Heather Rogers, and Marc Weitzmann Give Us Five Reasons to Celebrate the New Year
Israel’s elite intelligence force now accepts virtual applications
The real-life gangster was a few years too late for the Prohibition-era show
The rocker will perform a free concert at his former high school tonight
Haaretz writer booted from Birzeit conference; will an academic boycott ensue?
Visiting Warsaw with my uncle, I saw a different part of WWII history
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.