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
Bahrain, Qatar, Indonesia, and the United Arab Emirates won’t show the film
Darren Aronofsky didn’t make his protagonist a vegetarian—the Bible did
It rains and rains in the most eccentric Old Testament adaptation, and most Jewish biblical blockbuster, ever made
Darren Aronofsky credits Mrs. Fried with the idea for the film, cast her in it
Who built the ark? Russell Crowe.
Rachel Weisz’s happy life with Daniel Craig makes Jewish men wonder if they can ever be good enough
Plus GOP hammers Obama on Syria envoy, and more
Plus, the most Jewish HBO series yet, and more
In Leeches, a novel by the Serbian Jewish writer David Albahari, Belgrade plays home to nationalists, anti-Semites, and kabbalistic puzzles
Site of famous coaster up for sale
Whom to root for Sunday night
Black Swan and Barney’s Version can both be seen as grappling with how to portray Jewishness onscreen. One succeeds; the other fails.
Plus START supporters hone in on AIPAC, and more
In other news, there is no Santa Claus
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.