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 Hezbollah in hot water, and more in the news
Law arguably contradicts humane, moral considerations
Comment of the Week
To Israel, mainly, but also to pretty much everything
Shiites applaud, others suspect
Kosher is as kosher does, and more
How Michael Wyschogrod taught me to eat like a Jew
Dining chez POTUS, Turkey troubles, and more
Plus Livni goes off on Bibi, and more
Responses to Zionism essay pour in
Plus Beinart is no ‘hater,’ and more
Breaking Passover in style, the ‘linkage’ problem, and more
How Jewish conservatives blew it on Iraq and Iran
The upcoming Turkish-Japanese-American War, 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.